NEWS / TRAINING

L3 Occupational Work Supervision S/NVQ Qualification

The L3 Occupational Work Supervision S/NVQ qualification is now available through TICA. To register for the course, candidates must have successfully completed the L2 S/NVQ in Thermal Insulation, either as part of an Apprenticeship or as a standalone qualification. Certificates must be presented by the candidate for verification. This qualifi[read more]

How Apprentice Levy with Effect Our Members

National Apprenticeship Funding Proposals - How will they effect TICA Members? The Department for Education has released their ‘proposals for apprenticeship funding in England from May 2017’ somewhat later that we had originally been told to expect. Here are the headlines: • Start date for the new system – 1st May 2017 this is for apprenti[read more]

Apprentice Recruitment 2016

The TICA Recruitment programme is going well with almost 15 TICA recruited apprentices being accepted by employers and therefore attracting the £1,000 accommodation grant. We still have plenty of availability for new recruits whether or not you wish to take advantage of the TICA grant. There is still time to take on apprentices and access[read more]

Apprentice of the Year 2016

We hold a Skills Competition for the top performing Apprentices across the country. We hold a Skills Competition for the top performing Apprentices across the UK. The workmanship this year was outstanding and all of the apprentices impressed the judges. We were pleased to announce the Apprentice of the Year 2016 is Lee McCubbin of Solway Insulat[read more]

L3 Occupational Work Supervision S/NVQ qualification

The L3 Occupational Work Supervision S/NVQ qualification is now available through TICA. To register for the course, candidates must have successfully completed the L2 S/NVQ in Thermal Insulation, either as part of an Apprenticeship or as a standalone qualification.  Certificates must be presented by the candidate for verification. This qualif[read more]

Catching Up with John

John Francis is back in Darlington at the National Training Centre for a two week stint – all part of his TICA Apprenticeship. Following placements at Linear Insulation Ltd in Nottingham and Gateshead’s Gads Insulation Services Ltd, John’s spent the past four months working on the new Akzo Nobel Project Fresco site at Ashington  for CGB Humberth[read more]

Trailblazer Update #3

Our L2 Apprentice Standard has now been submitted. The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) will be assessing the Thermal Insulation L2 standard over the coming weeks, following the consultation process. Have a look at the proposed standard and give your views online. It's important to remember that Apprentice Standards [read more]

Apprentice of the Year 2015

We’re a step closer to announcing our Apprentice of the Year 2015, following the completion of the Skills Test element of the selection process. Six of our current best performing apprentices took part in the assessment, which saw them completing a number of set tasks throughout the day.  They were judged not only  on the finished product but al[read more]