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]

Looking for an Apprenticeship in Thermal Insulation?

We have a number of opportunities for Thermal Insulation Apprentices to join our member companies. The successful candidates will gain a variety of niche skills, including pipework, vessel and ductwork, insulation and cladding within the thermal insulation industry, working locally and away from home. The apprenticeship training programme can[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]

Build UK Update

Build UK updated trade association members including TICA at the may forum and below is a summary of current topics: Duty to Report – the Duty to Report on Payment Practices and Performance requires all large companies who meet at least two of the following thresholds for two consecutive financial years to report on their payment practices eve[read more]

20% Off the Job Training for Apprentices

We recently communicated with members regarding the mandatory requirement for all apprentices to spend at least 20% of their training programme time on “Off the Job Training” (OTJT), the majority of this time will be spent at the National Training Centre in Darlington.  We monitor and log the OTJT time for each apprentice as this is audited and mon[read more]