Apprenticeships

TICA’s Thermal Insulation Apprenticeships consists of on and off the job training lasting up to two years, followed by a further period of two full years of on the job training.

During the off the job training period the learner will attend the National Training Centre in Darlington for block periods of two weeks to complete their formal qualifications.

From September 2017 all learners in England and Wales will complete one of our Apprentice Standards:

  • L2 Apprentice Standard for Commercial Thermal Insulation Operative
  • Functional Skills L1 English (if the learner does not already have GCSE Grade C or above)
  • On completion of L1 English L2 will be undertaken
  • Functional Skills L1 Maths (if the learner does not already have GCSE Grade C or above)
  • On completion of L1 Maths L2 will be undertaken
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities
  • PASMA
  • Asbestos Awareness

Apprentices from Scotland will complete a L2 Framework of qualifications:

  • L2 S/NVQ in Thermal Insulation
  • L2 Technical Certificate in Thermal Insulation
  • Core Skills ICT L4 if the learner has not completed this at school
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities
  • PASMA
  • Asbestos Awareness

Or

  • L3 Apprentice Standard for Commercial Thermal Insulation Technician
  • Functional Skills L2 English if the learner does not already have GCSE Grade C or above
  • Functional Skills L2 Maths if the learner does not already have GCSE Grade C or above
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities
  • PASMA
  • Asbestos Awareness

Apprentices from Scotland will be able to complete a L3 Framework of qualifications following successful completion of the L2 Framework:

  • L3 S/NVQ in Thermal Insulation
  • L3 Technical Certificate in Thermal Insulation

All apprentices who undertake a Standard will be required to pass an End Point Assessment which will be undertaken at the National Training Centre, but completed with an independent outside assessment organisation.  Successful completion of the End Point Assessment results in the achievement of a Certificated Apprentice Qualification.

All apprentices who undertake the Framework are required to pass a practical skills assessment at the end of their Technical Certificate.

The standards were developed to directly align with the S/NVQs in Thermal Insulation and the Technical Certificates in Thermal Insulation.  All Frameworks and Standards at each level will lead to the same level of skills and competency to ensure we have a National Workforce with easily verified and transferable skill levels.

The Level 2 apprenticeship will lead to the Blue TICA Skill Card for a Skilled Operative.

The L3 apprenticeship will lead to the Gold Advanced Craft TICA Skill Card for an Advanced Craft Person or the Gold Advanced Craft TICA Skill Card for Supervisors.

When considering which apprenticeship is appropriate, consideration must be given to exactly which skills will be required by the employer at the end of the apprenticeship, and also which prior qualifications and skill levels the candidate holds for maths and English.