NEWS / TRAINING

TICA are SQA winners!

TICA has won the SQA's Outstanding Centre of the Year (wider UK) accolade at this year's 'Star Awards'. The annual Scottish Qualifications Authority awards recognise commitment, achievement and innovation across Scottish education and training. The announcement was made at the awarding body's event in Edinburgh on Friday (3 November). SQA [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]

Recruitment is Going Well

Recruitment of 2017/2018 apprentices is going really well, numbers are higher than 2016/2017 already with 3 more Induction weeks scheduled for early in 2018. The remaining dates for Inductions are as follows: 08 Jan 18 for one week: English & Welsh Non Levy Paying Employers 22 Jan 18 for one week: English & Welsh Non Levy Paying Empl[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]

New phase for TICA Apprentice

Chief Executive Marion Marsland met up with TICA Apprentice, John Francis – now almost two years into his thermal insulation apprenticeship… “Having just completed his NVQ, and gained valuable experience working in both HVAC and Engineering sectors with member companies, John will now go on to gain a further two years of work experience at Opera[read more]

Recruit a Thermal Insulation Apprentice

Now is the time to recruit your 2017/18 Apprentices! The dates for Inductions are as follows: 04 Sept 17 for one week: Scottish Apprentices Only 25 Sept 17 for one week: Levy Paying Employers & Scottish Apprentices 20 Nov 17 for one week: English & Welsh Levy Paying Employers & Non Levy Paying Employers 08 Jan 18 for one week: [read more]

2017 Sees Big Changes to Qualifications AND Funding

Training From September 2017, for England only, TICA will deliver apprenticeships at both Levels 2 and 3 on a standard – moving away from our current framework. All English candidates will follow the standard, and will complete their apprenticeship with an End Point Assessment (EPA) which will be overseen by an independent EPA organisation. The[read more]

Powertherm Placement

TICA apprentice, John Francis is currently on a four month placement with Powertherm Contract Services. "On arrival at Powertherm I was paired up with ‘Wally’ Glynn; we've worked together everyday since and had a great time.  The jobs have been interesting, but also frustrating due to the size of the spaces we have had to work in. We also had[read more]

Apprentice Levy and How to Register

Apprenticeships and how they are funded are changing fundamentally in 2017. Levy Paying Employers (ie those with a monthly payroll of over £3m) Levy-paying employers are now able to register to access their apprenticeship service levy account. Following registration you will be required to sign a contract with the apprenticeship service. [read more]