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.


Everything you need to know about how the Building Safety Act is effecting how you need to demonstate competence in your workforce

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.


Training Awards winners announced

Training Awards winners announced

FIS and Worshipful Company of Plaisterers have announced the winners of the new sector Training Awards at its gala lunch held at Plaisterers’ Hall in London today. In front of a packed audience at Plaisterers’ Hall, the winners of the 2022 Training Awards were...

Guidance on employment entry into construction

Guidance on employment entry into construction

Build UK has published a guide setting out the most common Routes of Entry in Construction for young people in England leaving school, including apprenticeships, traineeships, T Levels and degrees, and how they might suit different employers.  Although the routes of...

Apprenticeship training places available

Apprenticeship training places available

Apprenticeships are the best way to enhance you workforce and the training is free to employers.  FIS members are providing this training and have a number of vacancies for Dryliner apprentices and Ceilings and Partitions apprentices.  These are primarily at Leeds...

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