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‘A place where flooring experts are made’

THE Academy for Excellence in Flooring is the perfect place to brush-up those self-taught skills...

Future Fitters – key areas of focus

The CFA has identified four areas that need attention if the labour shortage in the...

CFA works with CITB to make changesto CITB levy paperwork

Ever wondered what the relationship is between the contract flooring industry, including CFA members, and...

‘Confidence in a lifetime of reassurance’

THE Quick-Step Master Installer programme is exclusively available from the Academy for Excellence in Flooring,...

Don’t blame it on the plague!

Shaun sheds light on a sharp fall in employer investment in new apprenticeships and why...

‘A fast track route to career progression’

THE Quick-Step Academy’s foundation level courses are described as ‘the perfect introduction’ for anyone starting...

Two new apprenticeships ‘will help open doors’

A MIDLANDS-BASED online retailer has continued to invest in its people by signing up two...

‘A badge with benefits’

UNDERGOING the Master Installer programme at the academy doesn’t just improve your installation credentials, it...

FITA Training Centre Kirkcaldy back open and raring to go!

Shaun Wadsworth reports on the return of FITA training courses in Scotland and how this...

Open day for new floor training centre

PADDY McNicholas, founder of MN Floor Training, is hosting an open day for charity. Paddy...

LVT training school

Gary was able to draw on years of experience as a fitter when he was...

Expand your knowledge at The Academy

THE Academy for Excellence in Flooring is said to be among the UK industry’s best...

Improving and supporting apprenticeship experiences

Shaun runs through some of the questions he’s asked about how to support apprentices and...

‘We still have time on skills – the horse hasn’t bolted yet’

We’re not at crisis point yet when it comes to skills and labour, Darren Kenyon,...

A whole new ball game

While controversy rages about the skills crisis in the flooring industry, some manufacturers are quietly...

Build a career for life with the academy

TRAINING at the Academy for Excellence in Flooring reportedly provides long-term career enhancement.Floor installation often...

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

Shaun Wadsworth points out that post-lockdown training is continuing to thrive as FITA goes from...

Training plans – A proactive approach to increasing skills and labour

Shaun looks at the importance of training plans in any business, regardless of its size;...

Students build bright future thanks to successful new scheme

A NEW programme to get more young people into construction jobs is set to be...

SkillBuild gold medallists excel at ‘UK’s Construction Olympics’

The winners of SkillBuild ’21 - the ‘UK’s construction Olympics’ – have been described as...

The flooring industry’s skills bible is back

The definitive resource for the latest information about training opportunities in the UK including apprenticeships,...

FAOTY to celebrate 10th anniversary in 2022

For the past 10 years both the Contract Flooring Association and Contract Flooring Journal have...

‘Even the experienced learn at the academy’

JAMES Dewar of Ian Dewar Interiors is the first Master Installer to be presented his...

Bostik opens new state-of-the-art training facility

BOSTIK has opened the Bostik Academy, a new state-of-the-art training facility located at the company’s...

Mission accomplished

Shaun elaborates on how the CFA lobbied to overturn the decision to remove CITBgrant funding...

‘First for flooring’ pilot apprenticeship launched

CMN Training, part of Cornwall Marine Network, has worked with Andy Hardy of Cornwall Carpets...

‘Fill the gap in your LVT knowledge at The Academy for Excellence in Flooring’

THE Academy for Excellence in Flooring says it’s long been associated with helping equip the...

STEM Ambassadors: Spreading the word

Build UK and CITB have joined forces with STEM Ambassadors to show more young people...

CITB to host SkillBuild finals at National Construction College

THE UK’s top construction trainees will battle it out 16-18 November at CITB’s SkillBuild National...

In with the new

Shaun Wadsworth has all the latest on new training course dates, a new prospectus, brand-new...

Choosing the ideal training for you and your team

Before searching for any training, which of course relies on a commitment from yourself and...

Keeping your eye on the ball

John talks about the importance of continual learning and development in order for flooring contractors...
quickstep

‘Marvellous marketing’ for Master Installers

PROGRESS through the Quick-Step Master Installer programme and you’ll benefit from an unparalleled range of...
floorskills

Decent flooring will always prevail, come hell or high water

OCCASIONALLY FloorSkills is offered a property which we’re permitted to use for a few days...
instarmac

Instarmac launches online training academy

WORKPLACES have changed dramatically over the past 12-18 months with everyone rapidly adapting to the...

No stopping the relentless demand for training

Shaun Wadsworth reflects on how pleasantly surprised he was that far from stifling the demand...

‘A lifetime of reassurance’

THROUGH the Quick-Step Master Installer programme, The Academy for Excellence in Flooring says it’s the...

F Ball & Co launches Centre of Excellence

F BALL & Co has redesigned and reconfigured the training and demonstration facility at its...

One giant leap for FITA…

FITA has taken a huge step forward as apprenticeship delivery has begun at the training...

CITB to support Welsh construction in leading Britain’s recovery

SUPPORTING Welsh construction businesses while ensuring new recruits are welcomed into the industry are the...

Hundreds of free qualifications to boost skills, jobs

Almost 400 qualifications have been available since April - backed by £95m in government funding...

Business benefits with the Master Installer badge

COMPLETING the Quick-Step Master Installer programme at the Academy for Excellence in Flooring reportedly helps...

Flooring apprenticeships – a UK overview

Shaun expands on the theme of apprenticeships by highlighting the specific routes according to where...

Using lockdown to bridge the skill gap: free training guide for tradespeople launched

A NEW guide providing tradespeople with training tips and practical business advice has been created...

The virtues of virtual training

WITH Covid-19 causing companies to rethink product training and professional development, the Academy for Excellence...

FITA DIGITAL – Taking the leap into digital (video) content

FITA Digital will take FITA to the next level in supporting the flooring sector and...