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Students and Apprentices

Supporting students and apprentices within the drylining and plastering sector

British Gypsum is dedicated to delivering high quality training for students and drylining apprentices alike.

The Thistle Partnership was established in 2013 and gives students at 75 further education colleges across the UK access to a variety of resources to help their development. Through our seven national academies in the UK and Ireland, and affiliations with colleges through the ‘Thistle College Partnership’, we aim to support the industry and see talent thrive and for tradespeople to aspire to be the best they can be within their given trade.

In September 2015 we were pleased to announce a new partnership with four regional colleges to deliver industry recognised qualifications, most notably the Diploma NVQ Level 2 Interior systems Drylining fixer or finisher qualification. This is a two year course designed to develop the skills and knowledge required for new entrants into the drylining industry.

Students of Thistle Partnership