Following the launch of the first phase of CourseSight to FIS-approved training  providers over the summer, hundreds of training courses have been posted on the portal and thousands of pounds’ worth of online bookings have been made.

The FIS CourseSight portal, which sits within Skills Hub on the new FIS website, brings together details of training courses for the finishes and interiors sector and  manages every aspect of training course administration, searching and booking through to passing information to SkillSight for updating individuals’ CSCS cards.

FIS approves specific training providers on the portal, highlighting these with an ‘Approved Provider’ status.

Through CourseSight, FIS is developing a network of training providers and colleges that can deliver the right training in the right place for members and provide  nationwide coverage, so that all member companies can source training that fits their own business needs.

Training providers are monitored and must meet minimum standards of assessment and workplace provision in order to be considered and maintain their preferred FIS status. Working with likeminded and skilled trainers and assessors who are sympathetic to the needs of FIS member businesses is a key part of the service, meaning not every college or training provider fits the specification.

Neil Milne, managing director of Vela Training in Liverpool, said: “Working with FIS members gives us access to knowledge within the sector and enables us to identify skills gaps and hard-to-reach organisations that require training and qualifications.”

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