NEWS / OTHER NEWS

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]

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 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]

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]