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In with the new

Shaun Wadsworth has all the latest on new training course dates, a new prospectus, brand-new training courses AND apprenticeships for FITA training centre.

NOW that training in the flooring industry has returned after a year of stop/start activity, FITA has been planning for the new training year which traditionally starts now in September. Our brand new prospectus for the 2021-22 training year is now live in digital and hard copy versions which include some exciting additions for this new training year.

Courses provided range from one-day workshops to four-day intensive courses designed to deliver content at a variety of entry levels. The prospectus is clearly colour-coded to give an easy-to-read outline of what courses are aimed at domestic and commercial fitters, with some even covering both.

Each course details what will be covered over the duration and if there are entry level requirements. This includes key information on the SKILLS, KNOWEDGE and BEHAVIOURS that will be practised during the training course. We believe outlining the key criteria that a delegate will take away with them is much more effective than simply listing topics that will be covered with little context.

As an Approved Training Organisation, we really try our best to offer the right training at the right time for anyone who wants to learn. As it states in the new prospectus:
On every training course, you’ll always hear our instructors talk about the ‘FITA Way’.

Following British Standards and current industry best practices, utilising the latest products, tools, and techniques, we believe our method of teaching gives you the best opportunity to learn new skills, develop existing ones, improve your confidence, gain a competitive edge, and invest in your future. Whether you’re just starting out or you need additional training to go that one step further, our training courses (aimed at both the domestic and commercial markets), are taught by seasoned professionals with specialist knowledge of the flooring industry. They’ll enjoy teaching you the ‘FITA Way’.

The prospectus also outlines opportunities available for anyone looking to gain a formal qualification in floorlaying, regardless of their age or skill level. FITA now delivers the L2 Floorlayer Apprenticeship Standard alongside our delivery partners Webs Training, offering a direct route into a trade that is crying out for the next generation of floorlayer. With funding available to most apprentices regardless of their age and dedicated high quality training backed by the CFA and NICF, FITA is aiming to set the gold standard of apprenticeship delivery.

If you’re a skilled floorlayer looking to gain an NVQ, then FITA can help there too. We offer a formal assessment process leading to a L2 NVQ in Floorcovering occupations, that is assessed in situ without the need to attend off the job training.

Finally, we have a brand new course designed to appeal to delegates in the commercial sector looking to upskill specific areas of resilient flooring installations.

The one-day sheet vinyl workshop – cap-and-cove course has been designed for component fitters looking to develop their skills and improve the quality of their workmanship when installing cap-and-cove flooring. It’s been developed after numerous requests for a course of this nature and after the success of the carpet fitting workshops which offer the same opportunity but for textile flooring.

The only reason we’re able consistently to bring training to the industry is down to the support from not only our co-founders, the Contract Flooring Association (CFA) and the National Institute for Carpet and Floorlayers (NICF) but also our expansive sponsors network who openly support the training we deliver and our fantastic bank of training consultants giving up time out of their own businesses to help the industry grow.

The prospectus is available in many forms. You can read it direct from the CFJ website homepage, visit www.fita.co.uk to read on the FITA website or contact us direct to send you a hard copy.

Interested in training your workforce? Get in touch and I would be happy to discuss all options.
0115 950 6836
Shaun@fita.co.uk
www.fita.co.uk

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