Why should I as an individual complete ICATS training.
Most large industrial jobs will have a specification for ICATS approved contractors, meaning that any individual wishing to work on the project will be required to have an ICATS card. Where most companies are prepared to put their employees through the training they generally would prefer if their sub-contractors already held the certificate. As a self-employed individual we believe already having ICATS training and certification will significantly increase your chances of securing work within the industrial paintings and coatings industry.
How does ICATS relate to other skills and competency schemes?
ICATS delivers practical training for industrial surface preparation and coating operatives not offered by any other sector scheme. It incorporates up to date practices and use of current coating materials. ICATS exceeds the evidence of training requirements of existing NVQ's for Decorative, Finishing and Industrial Painting Operations.
What experience do I need?
There is no minimum experience requirement that must be met by candidates for the Industrial Coatings Applicator qualification. All candidates for Abrasive Blast Cleaning Operator, Spray Painter, Thermal (Metal) Sprayer and Water Jetting Operator modules must hold the Industrial Coatings Applicator qualification prior to commencing a specialist module course.