NEWS / TRAINING

Annual Apprentice Conference

TICA attended the Annual Apprenticeships Conference in Birmingham – raising the profile of the Association and sharing best practice amongst industry peers. As well as presenting a paper on the 20% off the job training requirement for apprentices registered on the Standards, CEO, Marion Marsland and Operations Manager, Madeleine Hill were waitin[read more]

Got an Apprentice? We Need Your Feedback!

So that we can ensure we are providing you with the best possible training provision we will be contacting all TICA Members in the coming weeks with a view to obtaining feedback about all aspects of the training programme. Your views are very important to us and also a requirement of our funding contracts so we really do need you help and support[read more]

Next Inductions for TICA Apprentices

The dates for our next round of Inductions are: 02 July 2018 for one week 09 July 2018 for one week There are 10 places on each Induction, based on a first come first served basis. We will help you to recruit your apprentices by: writing and promoting your apprentice vacancies carrying out an initial sift of the applications ar[read more]

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]