A new online FPDC training portal is part of the Federation’s commitment to raise standards and improve skills.

The new interactive programme is designed to give members an understanding of key issues effecting contractors and will cover technical aspects involved with the trade and improve awareness.

Kim Phillips, FPDC’s membership manager, said: “We have produced four training modules covering: contract awareness; Green Deal; the Code for Sustainable Homes; and essential skills for site managers.

“With pressure on time the introduction of e-learning will give members greater flexibility to chose when and where they provide learning opportunities for their employees. Each module will be available via the FPDC website and lasts between 45 and 75 minutes. The training facilitates learning and enhances the understanding of plastering concepts as well as instilling good working practices.”

For more information visit www.fpdc.org