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International Competence: Engineering Construction (ICE)

THE ECITB’S ICE SCHEME IS BASED ON THE ECITB’S HUGELY SUCCESSFUL ACE CARD SCHEME. DEVELOPED SPECIFICALLY FOR THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET THE ECITB ICE SCHEME ALLOWS EMPLOYERS TO CHECK THE COMPETENCE OF THEIR EMPLOYEES IN THE SKILLS AND JOB KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED TO WORK IN ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION.

ICE uses a tried and tested method, where employers can validate the skills of their workforce. In addition, it is one of the best ways employees can prove they have the ability to perform the engineering construction tasks they are charged with, to the level they are expected to meet.

Recognising the importance of continuous training and assessment, ICE is a system which both validates the current skills of the workforce and allows for continuous monitoring in a way which causes minimal disruption.

The ECITB ICE Scheme measures the ability of an individual to do their job in the engineering construction industries against ECITB’s Occupational Standards. An ICE card is only issued after a successful knowledge and ‘on job’ assessment. The ICE framework sets the levels an individual must meet to be awarded an ICE card.

ICE LEVEL 1

Jobs that involve a range of tasks, most of which fall into a set pattern and don’t change.

ICE LEVEL 2

Jobs that involve a range of varied activities, in a variety of contexts. Some of the activities will be complex, and the person will have some individual responsibility or autonomy. The job may also involve collaboration with others, perhaps through membership of a work group or team.

ICE LEVEL 3

Jobs that involve a broad range of activities in a variety of contexts, most of which are complex and non-routine. The person will usually be working with considerable responsibility and autonomy, and may have control or guidance of others.

ICE LEVEL 4

Jobs that involve a broad range of complex, technical or professional work activities. The person will be required to perform the tasks in a wide variety of contexts and with a substantial degree of personal responsibility and autonomy. The person will often be responsible for the work of others and for allocating resources.

The jobs covered by the ECITB ICE framework:

ECITB ICE LEVEL 1

Such frameworks are often bespoke and include:
Health and Safety for the Rail Industry (Qatar)
Scaffolding Assistant

Thermal Insulator Assistant

ECITB ICE LEVEL 2

Scaffolder (Basic)
Scaffold Inspector (Standard)
Scaffolder (System)
Thermal Insulator
Welding Preparation (Pipe)

Welding Preparation (Plate)

ECITB ICE LEVEL 3

Scaffolder (Advanced)
Scaffold Inspector (Complex)
Thermal Insulator (Advanced)
Steel Erecting
Welding Preparation (Pipe)

Welding Preparation (Plate)

ECITB ICE LEVEL 4

Supervisory Management
Scaffolding Supervisor