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.


CITB to retain National Construction Colleges

CITB to retain National Construction Colleges

CITB has announced that they are retaining the CITB National Construction Colleges (NCC) in Norfolk and Glasgow.  The facilities offer mainstream and apprentice training in Dry Lining, Partitions and Ceiling Fixing.  More details about the training available can be...

Have your say on flexi-job apprenticeship schemes

Have your say on flexi-job apprenticeship schemes

The new flexi-job apprenticeship schemes were announced by the Chancellor in the last Budget.  It is proposed that the schemes will build on the existing Apprenticeship Training Agency model, to allow employers to join forces and access funding to create new or expand...

New manual published to support flexible apprenticeships

New manual published to support flexible apprenticeships

A new manual, co-authored by industry and government, has today been published to set out how flexibilities in apprenticeships can be used and delivered in construction – to meet the needs of employers and apprentices. Apprenticeships have been on a transformational...

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