NEWS

Update to TICA Members Regarding the Apprentice Accommodation Booking Process

Background TICA successfully moved our apprenticeship delivery from that of a ‘Framework’ to the new ‘Standards’. Under new funding rules for the Standards, TICA successfully negotiated residential status and accommodation has been provided as part of the funding provision paid to TICA by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) sinc[read more]

Do you have Industry Accreditation? Here is What You Need to Know

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, In[read more]

Online Inductions for Willmott Dixon

We have received some queries regarding the online induction process for Willmott Dixon sites. If you are registering operatives for a Willmott Dixon Site Induction with a TICA Skill Card, please remember to select the option ‘if you hold a different Skill Card’ (grey box). Further instructions can be found here.[read more]

CSCS Annual Review

CSCS reports significant progress continues to be made with moving the industry towards a fully qualified workforce. The focus for 2019 for CSCS will be working towards the removal of Industry Accreditation across their entire scheme and partner schemes. Full details of this review can be found here. [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]