TICA Skill Card - Important Changes Regarding Industry Accreditation

TICA has administrated the TICA Skill Card for Thermal Insulation Operatives since May 2017, taking over responsibility for the industry skill card from CSCS. At the beginning of 2015 the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) announced (via its Industrial Strategy: Construction 2025) that industry should specify and promote card schemes carr[read more]

TICA Skill Card Poster

To ease the TICA Skill Card application process, we have developed a handy poster which details everything you need to know when applying for a TICA Skill Card. Posters were recently sent to all TICA Members to display around their offices and sites. If you require further copies of the poster, please contact Lynne Lambe. Applications are all ha[read more]

Guidance for all employers of Thermal Insulation Operatives regarding transportation of tools on public transport

As part of our ongoing relationship with the trade unions, discussion has taken place recently around the issue of operatives who are required to carry their tools on a daily basis, often using public transport. A number of incidents have been reported to the National Joint Council over the past two years where individuals have been arrested and[read more]

Success for TICA at SQA Awards

Winning the SQA Star Awards: Centre of the Year in the Wider UK 2017 was a surprise and an honour and it gave all of the staff at our National Training Centre in Darlington a massive confidence boost. This was a platform for us all to work together to make 2018 even better in the knowledge that we are delivering excellent apprenticeships in a gr[read more]

Charity of the Year

We are pleased to announce our nominated charity of the year for the next 12 months is Mind. This deserving charity aims to help anyone who is experiencing mental health problems by providing advice and support. Our generous guests at our recent TICA Annual Lunch kicked off our campaign by raising a fabulous £2,500! Staff, learners and member[read more]

FESI Wants to Hear from TICA Members

TICA represents the UK within the Federation of European Insulation Contractors Association (FESI) and as TICA Chief Executive, Marion Marsland will attend two meetings each year during Spring and Autumn located around the member countries within Europe. Photographs from the Autumn 2018 meeting, hosted by the UK in Edinburgh were published in ou[read more]

Significant Changes to NVQ Delivery

TICA has recently made a significant investment in distance learning software – Smart Assessor – to assist candidates who are looking to engage with us to complete the NVQ  L2 in Thermal Insulation. Smart Assessor is a web based platform where candidates create an electronic portfolio of evidence – meaning candidates will have far more flexibili[read more]

Solway Insulation Services is Recruiting a Thermal Insulator

Solway Insulation Services has an immediate vacancy for a fully qualified Thermal Insulator. The successful candidate will be working in the Dumfries area and will be paid in accordance to the TICI National Agreement. Chargehand applications would also be considered based on experience. Please apply via email to[read more]

National Apprentice Awards 2018

National Apprentice Awards 2018 TICA’s Level 2 Apprentice of the Year is Adam Brophy who works for Brand Energy and Infrastructure. Adam took part in a Skills Test Final alongside 7 of his peers, completing a demanding practical assessment at the National Training Centre earlier in the year. The eight finalists were chosen by the Regional Trai[read more]

TICA is Recruiting a Regional Training Officer

TICA has an immediate vacancy for a Regional Training Officer, covering NW England, Yorkshire and the Midlands The successful candidate will be based from home and have at least five years' verifiable experience working as a Thermal Insulator. Description of the Training Officer Role To assist employers with the recruitment of apprentice[read more]