NEWS / TRAINING

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 New Apprentice Double-Take

We’ve given two Thermal Insulation Apprentices a career boosting opportunity. 17 year old Kian McNally and Ross Graham, 20 have been taken on by TICA after they were made redundant by their former employer at the end of 2017. The move means the pair are now directly employed by the Association and will complete their training with a variety o[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]

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]

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]

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]