Welcome to the Skills Hub, the area for training and learning. The hub brings together details of courses specific to the finishes and interiors sector, making accessing and booking training quick and easy. In addition, it provides information on sector careers, apprenticeships and funding, as well as access to e-learning, CPD and other training.

FIS activity in this area is member led via our Skills Board.  To find out more or get involved email 

Training Directory

Our Associate Member – Approved Training Providers (ATPs) deliver the training and qualifications required by members to support their businesses and to provide proof of competence – a key element in ensuring success.

Advice & Information

Ask questions by completing the form at the bottom of the page or call 0121 707 0077

Apprenticeships & Qualifications

Information for individuals and employers


Find out about career opportunities  in the finishes and interiors sector


Providing proof that individuals have the appropriate qualifications and training to work on site.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

A range of sector specific CPDs delivered by FIS or its members

Recruitment & Induction

Sustainability information including measuring plasterboard waste in the sector

Skills Board

Leading the FIS Skills Strategy to support the development of a competent sector workforce

Skills & Training Funding

Skills clinics, developing training plans and available funding

Training Offers

Funded and discounted training provided by FIS Approved Training Providers.


Have your say on CITB Levy proposals

Have your say on CITB Levy proposals

Monday saw the opening of the consultation into CITB Levy proposals, in which they’re suggesting a return to pre-Covid rates in the way they raise the Levy for the next three years. CITB is asking for feedback on its plans to help get construction back on its feet and...

Cash incentives for employers to hire new apprentices doubled

Cash incentives for employers to hire new apprentices doubled

The Budget and Skills Cash incentives for employers to hire new apprentices doubled Apprenticeship financial incentives were first introduced by Sunak in August 2020 and currently offer firms £2,000 to take on apprentices aged 16 to 24, while those that employ new...

RICS recognised by CSCS

RICS recognised by CSCS

CSCS has announced that Associate and Chartered members of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) can use their memberships to apply for CSCS cards. A CSCS card provides proof that individuals working on construction sites have the appropriate training and...

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