TICA has administered the TICA Skill Card for Thermal Insulation Operatives since May 2017, taking over responsibility for the industry skill card from CSCS.
From 01 April 2019, Industry Accreditation will no longer be accepted as a route to a TICA Skill Card.
I have Industry Accreditation, how will this affect me?
- From 01 April 2019, Industry Accreditation will NOT be accepted as a route to a TICA Skill Card.
How can I get a Skill Card once my Industry Accreditation is Removed?
From 01 April 2019, there are three routes to a TICA Skill Card:
- TICA L2 or L3 Thermal Insulation Apprenticeship
- Thermal Insulation L2 S/NVQ and a L2 Thermal Insulation Technical Certificate
- Thermal Insulation L2 S/NVQ and successful completion of a TICA one day Competency Assessment. Operatives who register and complete the L2 S/NVQ in Thermal Insulation with TICA will complete the Competency Assessment as part of their registration process. Operatives who complete/have completed an S/NVQ with an alternative training provider must complete the TICA Competency Assessment.
You must also hold valid certificates in:
- Asbestos Awareness
- CCNSG Safety Passport or
- CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test for Operatives (within the previous 2 years)
What if I don’t have an apprenticeship or S/NVQ and I apply after 01 April 2019?
- You will be eligible to apply for the Experienced Worker Skill Card if you are registered to a Level 2 S/NVQ in Thermal Insulation.
- The Experienced Worker Skill Card is valid for 1 year and is non-renewable, therefore you will need to complete your S/NVQ qualification within 1 year.
I have an NVQ in Thermal Insulation, but it wasn’t through TICA, what do I have to do?
You will be required to come to TICA House in Darlington to complete a Competency Assessment.
Why do I need to be assessed?
We assess the practical skills of all holders of S/NVQs issued by alternative Training Providers to confirm their practical and technical Thermal Insulation Skills.
TICA is committed to fully qualifying the construction workforce and in protecting employers and skilled operatives from unskilled labour.
For further details on the Thermal Insulation route to qualification and Skill Cards please see our website.