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Co-founded by the Contract Flooring Association (CFA) and the National Institute of Carpet & Floorlayers (NICF) to provide specialist training for the floorcovering industry, FITA is an independent, not-for-profit organisation — by industry, for industry. We have two specialist training centres at Loughborough and Kirkcaldy with fully equipped practical and lecture areas.

FITA offer more than 20 flooring training courses at various levels. The range of courses means that there are basic courses to suit real beginners in the industry as well as upskilling courses aimed at professional floorlayers with a number of years’ experience of installing flooring.

FITA’s standard courses cover all the main flooring categories – from sub-floor preparation to installation of vinyl sheet and tile, linoleum, laminate, solid wood, sanding and finishing and, of course, all areas of carpet fitting, helping to meet the needs of the flooring industry with growing demand for this specialisation. FITA can also develop bespoke courses on request, tailoring the content to best support an installer’s needs.

FITA training also includes apprenticeship delivery in the East Midlands for prospective employers. Over three years apprentices will spend blocks of time at FITA alongside working with their employer to build the attributes a floorlayer needs to fit to the highest standard.

An alliance designed to tackle the skills crisis

Manufacturers are partnering with FITA to develop customised training courses. Shaun has the details… FITA has delivered high quality training courses at its Loughborough site for...

The CFA Flooring Apprentice of the Year competition 2024 – enter now!

Shaun urges contractors to take note of the deadline for entries for this year’s competition...

A Christmas gift – success in saving apprenticeship delivery in Scotland

Shaun Wadsworth gives a huge thank you to those who answered the call when asked...

Forbo partners with FITA training programme

IT’s no secret that there is a skill demand in the flooring industry, with the...

Why all roads lead to FITA…

With apprenticeships, NVQs, private training courses and more, FITA has all your flooring training needs...

2023 Flooring Apprentice of the Year Winner – Mike Waldron

The CFA is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2023 Flooring Apprentice of...

Industry Accreditation CSCS cards: change is coming

The next change to the CSCS will see it end the renewal of cards issued...

Funding crisis – supporting the continuation offlooring apprenticeship delivery in Scotland

Shaun’s update on the ongoing conversations and lobbying CFA provides on behalf of members and...

Why should flooring contractors invest in an apprentice?

Employing an apprentice is an essential part of providing a constant and correctly trained source...

Formal qualifications: Make it official

Recognising experienced workers through formal assessment ensures a fully qualified workforce, says Shaun Wadsworth. BUILDING on...

Two routes to success

Shaun explains how the CFA has led the way in updating the two most important...

FITA at The Flooring Show (Hall B)

Once again FITA (Flooring Industry Training Association) are privileged to be attending The Flooring Show...

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...

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...

Start the New year with a FITA training course!

FITA currently has availability on a number of training courses running at its Loughborough Training...

One giant leap for FITA…

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

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

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

FITA DIGITAL VIRTUAL DEMOS

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