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.


New CITB Grants Scheme from 1 April 2022

New CITB Grants Scheme from 1 April 2022

From 01 April 2022 onwards for occupational Traineeships that are only available in England, a one-off CITB grant of £1000 will be available to employers after completion of an 8 to 10 week CITB Occupational Traineeship work placement.  Occupational Traineeship are...

New CSCS app set to simplify site skills card checks

New CSCS app set to simplify site skills card checks

The CLC stated that, “By 31 March 2022, all card schemes must use smart technology which has the capability to electronically check agreed information relevant to a cardholder, using a common interface, without the need to manually enter data.”  In March 2021 the...

£3000 funding available for taking on an apprentice

£3000 funding available for taking on an apprentice

Employers must apply for the £3,000 incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice If you hired a new apprentices between 1 October 2021 and 31 January 2022 and these apprentices have an apprenticeship start date between 1 October 2021 and 31 March 2022, employers...

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