We are proud to partner with selective industry leaders that are at the forefront of developing unique ways of promoting a safer, smarter and more empowered construction industry workforce.

Here you will find details of innovative and creative organisations who share the SkillSight vision and are striving to demonstrate the myriad opportunities that SkillSight can deliver across your business.

Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)

BESA is the UK’s leading trade association for building engineering service contractors – representing the interests of firms active in design, installation, commissioning, maintenance, control and management of engineering systems and services in buildings.

SKILLcard, a BESA group company, is the industry recognised smartcard for the mechanical sector of the engineering services industry, with over 57,000 active cards in circulation currently. Working with Reference Point, SKILLcard is now able to offer SKILLcard holders and employers a host of additional benefits with access to SkillSight’s Training Management Solution, transforming each smart SKILLcard into a fully accessible skills passport.

Build UK

Build UK provides a strong collective voice for the construction supply chain by bringing together construction clients, main contractors and the leading trade associations representing over 11,500 specialist contractors.

As one of the principal voices behind the importance of reading CSCS and other industry smartcards electronically to utilize their true potential, Build UK continues to be a valued SkillSight advocate and partner.

Joint Industry Board for Plumbing and Mechanical Engineering Services (JIB-PMES)

The JIB-PMES is the registration body for the plumbing industry in England and Wales. The JIB-PMES provides registration and grading services to companies in the plumbing and mechanical engineering services sector, along with a range of other benefits and services.

One of the main functions of the Joint Industry Board is to provide JIB UK-PHMES registration cards to operatives employed in plumbing, heating and mechanical services sectors. Working with Reference Point means that JIB UK-PHMES smartcard holders and employers will also be able to access a host of additional benefits. These benefits are especially relevant for operatives who work on multiple sites, allowing cardholders to house their career, qualifications and training in one place thereby acting as a 'skills passport'. This information can be accessed via a PC, smart phone, card reader or tablet and will benefit both cardholder and employer in reducing time and costs in accessing this information.

For more information about the function of the JIB-PMES visit our website.

Thermal Insulation Contractors Association (TICA)

TICA has been representing its members in the industrial and commercial insulation sector since 1957.

We are the government approved provider of the L2 and L3 apprenticeships for Thermal Insulation and administer the TICA Skill Card scheme.

Through quality training and best practice, TICA is committed to ensuring a highly skilled workforce and an industry fully equipped to provide ever increasing energy efficiency.

Asbestos Control and Abatement Division of TICA (ACAD)

ACAD is the Asbestos Control and Abatement Division of the Thermal Insulation Contractors Association (TICA). ACAD was created in 1993 to provide advice and support to our members as part of our central aim of raising standards in the Asbestos removal sector.

Through quality training and the identification and promotion of best practice, ACAD is committed to ensuring a highly skilled workforce and an industry fully equipped to eradicate the UK asbestos legacy.

ACAD members operate throughout the UK including supporting the construction and engineering sectors, often as a precursor stage enabling projects in the surety that the UK’s biggest occupational killer has been safely and thoroughly removed.

Citrus Training

Citrus Training is the UK’s leading provider of safety training and NVQ assessments, setting new standards within the industry.

Through an exciting new partnership with Reference Point, Citrus Training are now offering a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all your training management needs.


As the UK's leading professional membership body, the National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC) is uniquely placed not only to be the voice of the UK demolition industry, but actively participating in shaping the future of this dynamic industry.

Operating at the very forefront of the construction industry, the NFDC has actively embraced SkillSight as its CCDO smartcard scheme partner, so that completed course can be created and accessed on site. This transforms the CCDO smartcard into a powerful Skills Passport and turbocharges the management of the demolition industry workforce.

Interested in becoming a partner? Contact one of the Reference Point team at or call us on 01753 279 927.