Partnership Colleges

The Thistle Partnership gives students across the UK access to resources to further their skills and development.

We want to encourage eager students to become the next generation of plasterers, and help to address the current skills gap within the construction industry. We aim to do this by sharing our collective know-how and providing market leading training services and support through our pioneering Thistle Partnership.

The Thistle Partnership gives students at 57 further educational colleges within the UK access to resources through the Learning Hub. These resources include step-by-step videos, project tasks, brochures and guides, plus training and technical support from our experts.

The online Learning Hub has been specifically designed for students and lecturers in further education, but is available for all to use. The Hub features support for NVQ Diplomas in plastering, as well as project learning exercises, videos, relevant literature and a discussion forum to chat with fellow trainees, lecturers and technical experts.

Through the Learning Hub we aim to support students throughout their academic journey. By building a close relationship with education providers we can help students enter the world of work with confidence, knowing that they have the support of a national manufacturer behind them.