NVQ Diploma in Glass Processing
This qualification is aimed at those who undertake work to produce products from glass and related materials in the glass processing sector. This covers the handling of products throughout the process. Units in this qualification cover cutting, shaping, assembling and finishing the products, including decoration. It is not expected that glass processors all do the same activities: the qualification is structured to ensure that there is a high degree of flexibility in the qualification. The standard covers the most important aspects of the job. This qualification is at Level 3, although there may be units at different levels, and should be taken by those who are experienced glass processors, capable of dealing with a wide range of issues, including the identification and rectification of technical problems and working with a wide range of glass types. Candidates may be required to show the skills and knowledge to assess products or work procedures and identify possible improvements, and may also be responsible for setting up glass processing machinery. Other qualifications are available in glass processing and related occupations – for further information check www.gqaqualifications.com
Candidates for this qualification will primarily be:
• working in glass processing operations and working with glass and glass-related materials or semi-finished products
Candidates are likely to have jobs entitled:
• Autoclave operator • Laminated glass manufacturer • Craft glass worker • Leaded light maker • Double glazing unit maker • Processor • Glass cutter • Sealed unit maker • Glass decorator • Screen printer • Glass painter • Toughener • Glass processor • Window film applicator
Available for ESFA Apprenticeship funding: YES
Also available as a stand-alone qualification.
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