Big National wins for Plastering

Edinburgh College Plastering staff have raised the roof, winning prizes for best small plastering college in the UK and best regional college in Scotland at the top industry awards.

The college’s Institute of Construction and Building Crafts picked up the national and regional awards from the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers at its 14th annual Training Awards. The awards were presented at Plaisterers’ Hall in the City of London by the Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Alan yarrow, and the Master of the WCP, Bill Mahony.

The department received the College Regional Award for Scotland, awarded to the best college in the region based on the percentage of students achieving professional development award (PDA) year 2 or national vocational qualification level 3.

The college also won Sir John Pirie Cup, awarded to the best small college with the highest percentage of students achieving PDA year 1/NVQ level 2.

John Laing, Head of the Institute of Construction and Building Crafts, travelled to London with lecturers Manus Cunningham and Derek Gordon to receive the awards.

He said: “These awards are testament to the great work being done by our staff and their students at the college to ensure the students gain a modern apprenticeship in plastering.”

“We pride ourselves in helping to produce some of the highly skilled apprentices in the UK and are delighted to be recognised by Worshipful Company of Plaisterers.”