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Plastering Partnership is Solid Gold

Published 31 January
Construction courses,
Plastering courses

Craven College’s Plastering Team has secured a Gold Standard, awarded by the renowned international company British Gypsum; a fantastic achievement for our College. 

The Construction team ensured they hit all the requirements to become a Thistle Partnership Gold Status College, which they have done so successfully every year since it was introduced in 2017.

The accolade was obtained through sector-focused professional training, on and offsite visits, demonstrations, promotion, and competition entry into the prestigious annual Plaisterers’ Training Awards in London. The valued partnership between the College and British Gypsum also allows students to work with high-quality construction materials through generous donations from British Gypsum. 

Established in the Construction sector for over 100 years, British Gypsum is known worldwide for being at the forefront of the industry through the development and use of drylining partitions, wall linings, ceiling sand plastering finishes. 

Ryan Seeley at Saint-Gobain Interior Solutions, which is part of British Gypsum said, “Your college is the cream of the crop when it comes to our Thistle Partnership. Over the past year you have worked to meet all of our criteria, as well as going above and beyond what we have asked of you, to offer your learners, and by extension our industry, the best possible opportunities to get people into the trade.”

Steve Syers, Lecturer in Plastering at Craven College says, “Craven College and myself have had a great relationship with British Gypsum for over 15 years and have continued to secure their Gold standard. As a college, we are indebted to them for their continued support and would struggle without their supply and use of their materials.”

If you are interested in studying Plastering at Craven College, we offer full and part-time courses and apprenticeships for young people and adults. Find out more here 

BricklayingLevel 1, Level 2
Carpentry & JoineryLevel 1, Level 2
Construction Trades (Multi-skills)Level 1
Electrical InstallationLevel 2
Painting & DecoratingLevel 1, Level 2
PlasteringLevel 1, Level 2
PlumbingLevel 1, Level 2
Bricklayer ApprenticeshipLevel 2
Carpentry & Joinery ApprenticeshipLevel 2
Craft Bricklayer Apprenticeship New CourseLevel 3
Craft Carpentry & Joinery ApprenticeshipLevel 3
Electrical Installation Apprenticeship New CourseLevel 3
Painter & Decorator ApprenticeshipLevel 2
Plasterer ApprenticeshipLevel 2
Plumbing & Domestic Heating Apprenticehsip Under DevelopmentLevel 3
Brickwork - AdvancedThu 24 April 2025
Brickwork - IntroductionTue 25 February 2025
Dry Stone Walling - IntroductionSat 21 September 2024
Electrical Installation Level 2 DiplomaTue 17 September 2024
Electrical Level 1 Certificate (Construction Skills)Tue 5 November 2024
Joinery - IntroductionTue 1 October 2024
Joinery Skills - ImprovingTue 21 January 2025
Painting and Decorating - IntroductionTue 14 January 2025
Plastering - IntroductionSat 19 October 2024
Plastering Level 1 Award (Construction Skills)Thu 26 September 2024
Plastering Level 1 Certificate (Construction Skills)Thu 16 January 2025
Plumbing - IntroductionThu 15 May 2025
Stonework - IntroductionTue 24 September 2024
Wallpapering - IntroductionThu 7 November 2024
Wallpapering Skills - ImprovingThu 27 February 2025
Building Services Engineering - Electrotechnical Engineering T Level New CourseLevel 3
Building Services Engineering - Plumbing & Heating Engineering T Level New CourseLevel 3
Design, Surveying & Planning - Surveying & Design for Construction & the Built Environment New CourseLevel 3
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