Update on Carillion for TICA Members

Following Carillion’s liquidation, Build UK has been lobbying on behalf of the industry to Government and in the media, as well as providing support to those members directly affected. Support for Members Wedlake Bell provides the Build UK Legal and Contractual helpline, which TICA members can access. They will be  producing a factsheet for m[read more]

Virtual Skill Card

Got your phone?  You've got your Skill Card... Over the next few weeks, we will be launching Virtual Skill Cards, in addition to physical Skill Cards. Virtual Skill Cards are a more secure option for you as they are almost impossible to copy, reducing the number of fraudulent Skill Cards/CSCS Cards that are currently in circulation. The Virtu[read more]

TICA's First Female Regional Chair

Lagwell Insulation’s Pauline Palmer is the Scottish Region’s new Chair. “This is an historic moment for TICA as we now have our first female representative,” says TICA Chief Executive Marion Marsland. “She will do a fantastic job for the region, as well as bringing her knowledge and enthusiasm to our Board Meetings.” The TICA Board comprises [read more]

Enhanced Verification of Overseas Qualifications

The UK’s international qualifications agency UK NARIC and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) have announced additional measures relating to the assessment of overseas qualifications. From 01 December 2017, overseas construction workers wishing to work in the UK will have the technical content of their overseas qualification mapped a[read more]

Fingers crossed for Friday

The SQA Star Awards take place in Edinburgh on Friday, and TICA's been shortlisted. The annual Scottish Qualifications Authority awards recognise commitment, achievement and innovation across Scottish education and training. TICA is in the running for the 'Centre of the Year' accolade, and has been shortlisted against two other providers. [read more]

TICA Celebrates 60 Years

A UNIQUE industry-backed training organisation has marked a 60 year milestone in its history with a diamond anniversary celebration. Darlington-based Thermal Insulation Contractors Association (TICA), the sole provider of Thermal Insulation Apprenticeships within the UK, celebrated with members at a champagne reception followed by a black[read more]

Charity of the Year

The TICA/ACAD Charity of the Year has been announced. Members chose to support the British Heart Foundation, with generous guests at TICA's 60th anniversary celebrations raising more than £2000 for the charity in Manchester at the beginning of October. Staff, learners and members will organise fundraising activities to benefit the charity ove[read more]

Taking Winning to the Next Level

Our first ever L3 Apprentice of the Year is Derrick Rodger!  Del, who works for Actavo Ltd, was chosen from the five apprentices who were the first to complete the new qualification with TICA. “Del excelled throughout the apprenticeship,” explains Assessor Kevin Fleetham. “All the candidates really took to the new course and the challenges of[read more]

Level 2 Apprentice of the Year

Hertel’s Neil Routledge is TICA’s Apprentice of the Year. Neil triumphed over his fellow apprentices to earn the accolade; following the rigorous skills test assessment held at The National Training Centre in the summer. Neil was one of TICA’s eight best performing apprentices who were put forward to complete the day-long test session, which saw[read more]

Celebrate our 60th

TICA is 60 this year, and we're planning our biggest ever annual event. It's a black tie dinner on Thursday 5 October 2017 at Manchester's Hilton Deansgate Hotel. We'd love you to be there. Our 60th is going to be a one-off departure from our usual daytime networking event. We'll start at 6pm with a brief, informal AGM followed by a cha[read more]