NEWS / LEGISLATION

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]

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]

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]

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]

TICA Skill Card

What Does the Card Mean and How Can You Use it as an Employer to Assist Your Business? In May 2017, TICA took over delivery of the CSCS affiliated Skill Card for all Thermal Insulators as an additional part of our role as the Sector Skills Council (SSC) and Standards Setting Body (SSB). The role of TICA as SSC and SSB is to define what qualif[read more]

TICA to Host Webinar: A Guide to 20% Off the Job Rules for Employers

TICA Curriculum Manager, Hellen Pemberton will present to members an informative session explaining how to administer the 20% Off The Job Training for Thermal Insulation apprentices employed within your business. Overview: Reviewing the 20% Off the Job rules and how they are interpreted by TICA as a provider to deliver an effective apprentice[read more]

CSCS to Withdraw 100,000 Construction Site Visitor Cards

Most people are familiar with the contribution made by the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) towards improving standards and safety on UK construction sites. For several years now the strategic direction of the scheme has focused on ensuring that all applicants achieve a nationally recognised construction related qualification. [read more]

PQ Reform: Build UK Need TICA Member Support

Build UK’s work on Pre-Qualification Reform has reached an important milestone.  The Common Assessment Standard (CAS), which they have developed with members like TICA, aims to improve industry productivity through a streamlined Pre-Qualification process, is nearly finished. Build UK has now asked for TICA Members to volunteer to help support th[read more]

Build UK Update

Build UK updated trade association members including TICA at the may forum and below is a summary of current topics: Duty to Report – the Duty to Report on Payment Practices and Performance requires all large companies who meet at least two of the following thresholds for two consecutive financial years to report on their payment practices eve[read more]