Three e-learning modules designed specifically for installation contractors as part of the Interiors Systems NVQ training course are now available. The online training programmes are designed to help improve knowledge and underpin best practice in the interior fit-out sector.

The modules from the Association of Interior Specialists (AIS) are based on the AIS Best Practice Guides for the installation of partitioning, suspended ceilings and top fixings – all areas where there is currently a lack of formal training. Each uses a combination of engaging audio, images and text to take candidates through each chapter of the guides.

Interim tests throughout each module allow candidates to confirm their understanding as they progress, culminating in a final test to assess recall of the module as a whole. Successful candidates will receive a certificate via email from AIS to confirm their attainment.

AIS training manager Jeremy Clayton explains: “There remains a lack of formal training across the fit-out sector. While many seasoned professionals have learnt their trade ‘on the job’, there is limited access to training for those entering the industry, seeking to up-skill or gain recognised qualifications. These modules allow trainees and operatives the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of Best Practice in core interior fit-out disciplines.

“The online nature of the training delivery also offers both flexibility and accessibility to trainees, enabling them to undertake the modules in their own time without detracting from the working day at a time when, for most, paid-for work must take the priority. Trainees can logon from any online mobile device, meaning they can train anytime, anywhere. We hope this makes training easier and more appealing for those entering the industry or seeking to upskill.”

AIS and FPDC have agreed to merge to feate a leading force in the building finishes and interior fit out sector. The merger is due to complete at the end on May.

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