TICA Welcomes New Members to the Team!

We would like to welcome three new members of staff to the Training Delivery Team at TICA: Michael Tait has joined us as Regional Training Officer for Scotland and the North East. Michael is a former TICA Apprentice who completed his Thermal Insulation Apprenticeship whilst working for Kaefer C&D and has subsequently gained many years indust[read more]

Looking for an Apprenticeship in Thermal Insulation?

We have a number of opportunities for Thermal Insulation Apprentices to join our member companies. The successful candidates will gain a variety of niche skills, including pipework, vessel and ductwork, insulation and cladding within the thermal insulation industry, working locally and away from home. The apprenticeship training programme can[read more]

TICA Apprentice Recruitment

TICA is now in the recruitment stage for the next Apprentice intake year, 2018/19. TICA provides members with a full apprentice recruitment service, writing and placing apprenticeship vacancy advertisements, providing the initial sift of applicants to ensure candidates meet your requirements and assisting with arranging interviews. Accommodat[read more]

TICA Annual Lunch 2018

This year sees us return to the Big Smoke for our Annual Lunch which is taking place on Friday 05 October 2018! We are excited to be hosting our growing event at The Kia Oval Cricket Ground, kicking off with pre lunch drinks on the Corinthian Roof Terrace overlooking the iconic ground. Lunch will be served in the England Suite, followed by our Appr[read more]

Job Vacancies

Alpha Recruitment are currently seeking Thermal Insulation Engineers for commercial developments throughout London. These positions are ongoing for the right candidates who can demonstrate knowledge and competency for the duration of the development.   Duties will include: • Fit, wrap, or attach insulating materials to pipe work surf[read more]

Overseas Qualifications Under the Spotlight

Over the last few years CSCS has made a number of high profile changes that ensure construction workers hold the correct qualifications for the job they do on site. The most well-known of these was the recent withdrawal of the Construction Related Occupation and the planned closure of the Construction Site Visitor card. However, one area that is[read more]

Smart Assessor

From May 2018 TICA and ACAD training staff have been busy implementing and learning how to use a new ePortfolio system for monitoring and assessing all Apprenticeships and S/NVQs. Smart Assessor is the ePortfolio market leader across all FE and Independent Training Providers and will give our apprentices, candidates, trainers, assessors, manager[read more]

Got your phone? You’ve got your Skill Card

As well as your physical Skill Card, we’re now issuing a virtual card, so you’ve always got it to hand. The virtual Skill Card is stored on the Vircarda app, which is available to download FREE of charge from Google Play, the Windows Store and The App Store. Once you have installed Vircarda, simply enter the registration code and PIN we’ll se[read more]

CSCS Goes Back to Basics

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) was set up 23 years ago to ensure that everyone who works on UK building sites has the training and qualifications they need for their role. However, over time that original aim was lost. “When I joined in 2012 the Construction Site Operative (CSO) card, which required no qualifications to obta[read more]

CSCS Announce Price Rise

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) will be increasing the cost of a card to £36 (this includes VAT) with effect from 1st September 2018. This increase applies to all cards administered directly by CSCS. CSCS is the leading skills certification scheme within the UK construction industry. A CSCS card provides proof that individual[read more]