Thistle Partnership

Working with the plasterers of the future through our network of colleges

All over the UK, students are involved in qualifications to become the next generation of plasterers. We want to encourage this learning and help to address the current skills gap within the construction industry by providing market leading and industry relevant training services and support.

We recognise the need for closer relationships between manufacturers and education providers and have developed the Thistle Partnership to support skills and knowledge development. The Thistle Partnership gives students at 75 further educational colleges across the UK access to resources, such as step-by-step videos, project tasks, brochures, guides, training and technical support from our experts through the Learning Hub.

Our online Learning Hub facility is an industry first

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

The purpose of the Learning Hub is not only to support students throughout their academic journey but to enable them to enter the world of work with confidence knowing that they have the support of a national manufacturer behind them.

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