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]

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]

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 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]

TICA Apprentice Recruitment

TICA is now recruiting 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, where necessary. Accommo[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]

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]

Smart Assessor ePortfolio

TICA has now moved to an e-portfolio system for Thermal Insulation apprentices and S/NVQ candidates. All apprentices/candidates are issued with a smart assessor login upon induction; the e-portfolio is an electronic collection of evidence to show competency, which is assessed against the qualification being undertaken by the candidate. Employ[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]