Quick-Step Academy Manchester
The Quick-Step Academy for Excellence in Flooring is the largest flooring industry training academy in the UK, offering the unrivalled benefits of having your skills, previous floor training and knowledge of the flooring industry accredited and acknowledged by the biggest flooring brand in the world - Quick-Step.

The Quick-Step Academy for Excellence in Flooring gives you the opportunity to learn, develop and enhance new and existing flooring installation skills and techniques in laminate, luxury vinyl, engineered and solid wood flooring installation, sanding, maintenance, repair and flooring services at a state of the art flooring industry training academy.

The more you know, the more you can grow

That’s the philosophy behind the Quick-Step Academy for Excellence in Flooring.

We have developed training courses, recruited expert staff and created unrivalled facilities all with a single objective in mind: to give flooring installers and retailers a powerful competitive advantage over their rivals and provide installers with knowledge, skills, credentials and flooring qualifications that will seriously advance their careers.

And there’s more... Academy courses also provide the business benefits of being a Quick-Step partner. They are a speedy route to further flooring qualifications, including floor coverings NVQ accreditation and the increasingly essential TrustMark.


The 6,500 square foot Quick-Step Academy is comprised of a large training area with ten dedicated training bays making it the largest flooring industry training facility dedicated to the preparation, installation and finishing of laminate, wood and luxury vinyl flooring. These training bays are equipped with the latest floor installation tools and technology.

Each training bay has been designed and hand crafted to include some of the most difficult obstacles floor installation professionals face on a daily basis. 


At the head of the state-of-the-art Quick-Step Academy is a dedicated team of training experts. These experts are supported by a highly experienced team of Technical Representatives, Area Sales Managers and Customer Service staff who regularly provide on-site advice to professionals in the flooring industry.

Lee Thompson

Lee Thompson
Procurement and Technical Manager, Unilin Distribution Ltd.

When it comes to technical knowledge and expertise in wood flooring products and installation training, Lee is the leading figure in the UK and Ireland.

Lee has over 20 years world-wide experience in technical flooring assessments having previously worked in the insurance industry. Lee is now Procurement and Technical Manager for Unilin Distribution Ltd. and works extensively throughout Europe, Middle East and Asia sourcing materials for the manufacture of flooring for Unilin. Lee has delivered floor training programs to many of the largest distributors, retail partners and customers in the UK & Ireland.