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Europe's largest, bespoke floor training centre

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.

Who we are

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 also a multi awarding winning training centre.



What we offer

FloorSkills is Europe’s largest independent Training Centre with over 9000 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:

  • Over 40 dedicated training bays
  • 5 separate training areas so we can run 5 different courses per day.
  • Specialist clean room training bays (walls & ceilings) to include Bioclad and Altro whiterock installation techniques
  • Specialist Concrete and Anhydrite diamond floor grinding
  • Multiple obstacles and practice areas to include stairs, winders, open plan stairs, shower trays etc
  • Specialist test area with UFH and water injection to change test bed RH


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.

Useful information

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.

Traveling to the FloorSkills training centre

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.

Recommended accomodation

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

Training opportunities for all types of businesses

FloorSkills offer commercial flooring training courses with recognised qualifications and value for money without sacrificing quality.

Contractors - Businesses - Retailers - Corporates

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Europe’s largest multiple award winning training centre.
Call us on 01564 703900 or catch up with us on social media.

FloorSkills, Lyndons Farm, Poollhead Lane, Earlswood, Solihull, B94 5ES