Our aim is to give people value for money and promote them as an installer after they leave, along with helping them keep their Continuous Professional Development (CPD) up to date.
FloorSkills Training Centre is run under the personal supervision from two of the country’s leading trainers Sid and Matt Bourne, who have between them won British champion installer and represented the UK in the European championships. FloorSkills only uses trainers who are proven in the trade, we have a select team of instructors and the help of numerous reputable manufacturers. FloorSkills also work in partnership with the BWFA who FloorSkills provides the training towards the BWFA apprenticeship program on their behalf.
The main aims of our training courses are to educate fitters while on courses and to enable access to ongoing training. FloorSkills has undergone a rigorous approval process where the contents of its courses and the processes it uses in association with them have been thoroughly checked and approved by leading Manufacturers.
FloorSkills is Europe’s largest independent Training Centre with over 8000 sq-ft of dedicated flooring training area. We have over 40 training bays of all shapes and sizes including a range of movable obstacles, our facilities include:
FloorSkills also works in partnership with numerous colleges across the UK and training providers, each with their own quality assurance checks. We are also approved by many manufacturers to provide training around their products.
Courses normally commence at 9.30AM each day, with lunch provided and usually end around 5PM. All tools and equipment will be provided for trainees and they need only arrive with suitable clothing to include knee pads.
Parking is available on the estate. Please park in the designated area or opposite the centre and be considerate of the needs of other units and visitors on the estate.
Nearest motorway exit is M42, junction 3. On leaving the motorway, follow signs for Limes Country Lodge. At the T junction facing the hotel turn right and Lyndons Farm is the first trading estate on the right (approx. 500 metres from the junction).
Nearest train station is Earlswood, about 1 mile from the centre and trains normally arrive around 8.55AM and there are departures at 4.55PM and 5.55PM.
Local Taxi Service: ABLE Senator Cars 01564 200 000. Please tell them, when booking, you are attending Floorskills Training Centre.
Most convenient accommodation for the centre, please quote FloorSkills when booking:
The Limes Country Lodge
Address: Forshaw Heath Road, Earlswood, B94 5JZ
Tel: 01564 703444
Distance: 1/4 mile
(Recommended for Apprentices)
Travelodge Birmingham Maypole Hotel
Address: Maypole Lane, Birmingham, B14 5JF
Tel: 0871 559 1896
Distance: 4.6 miles
(Recommended for Apprentices)
Rose Cottage B&B
Address: Stratford Road, Hockley Heath, B94 5NH
Tel: 01564 782936
Distance: 4.8 miles
Premier Inn Solihull Hockley Heath
Address: Stratford Road, Solihull, B94 6NX
Tel: 0871 527 8984
Distance: 5.4 miles
FloorSkills, Lyndons Farm, Pollhead Line, Earlswood, Solihull, B94 5ES