Over 50 plastering students from Bury College are developing their skills and benefitting from a partnership with one of the UK’s leading providers of manufacturing materials.

The Level 1 and 2 Diploma in Plastering students, aged between 16 to 19, are gaining experience using a range of industry materials and products thanks to the support of British Gypsum and the Thistle Partnership Scheme.

Bury College is one of several colleges located around the UK that form part of the ‘Thistle Partnership’ set up by British Gypsum; and to qualify, the learning establishments need to meet various key criteria.

The scheme has gold, silver and bronze categories, and the hard work of staff and students at Bury College has helped us meet the criteria and achieve silver status.

Ramon Hawley, Plastering tutor at Bury College, said: “We are happy to be working in partnership with British Gypsum. It represents the hard work being achieved by the students and staff across our department.

"The students are gaining valuable experience from using these materials to develop their skills. They are improving their plastering techniques with industry-leading materials, ensuring they will progress in their careers and impress potential employers to secure employment."

In addition to this, a trophy designed by British Gypsum was recently presented to Bury College student Callum Heywood. Callum was given the accolade of Plastering Student of the Year by his tutors Ramon Hawley and Paul Smart.

British Gypsum works with Bury College and the partnership colleges by providing them with the materials, educational literature and support they require to give the plasterers of the future the best possible training. 

Our hands-on Plastering courses are designed to help learners develop their skills and knowledge, enabling them to work in the industry as a trainee Plasterer. Click here to find out more