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Fenestration Apprenticeship Installation Level 3

Glass Fenestration refers to the openings in a building's facade, most notably doors and windows. They are anything that allows for passage, from outside to inside as holes in the structure are important. The fenstration apprentership NVQ is designed for people working as installers of glass systems including doors and windows, the Fenestration Apprenticeship NVQ is usually completed in the workplace, and demonstrates competency against the National Occupational Standards. The qualifications are for people working in the glass installation sector that wish to demonstrate their competence against the National Occupational Standards.

The Installation of windows and doors plays a vital role in energy efficiency making it one of the most environmentally important industries in the UK. The Fenestration Apprenticeships equips the learner with a wide range of skills needed for the instillation of windows, doors and glass supporting structures. 

The Fenestration Apprenticeship is ideal for those who are working as a Conservatory Installer, Window and Door Installer or Glazier. Those wanting to gain additional valuable expertise in the trade, and also those seeking to gain competence in supervisory or managerial roles, who will progress to Level 3.

The Units covered in the Fenestration Apprenticeship include:

Maintain Health and Safety within the Fenestration Installation Working Environment

Communicating and Working with Others in the Glass and Glass Related Working Environment

Locate, Handle, Transport and Position Materials and Components in the Fenestration Installation Working Environment

Identify and Confirm Installation Requirements

Install Window and Door Units

Remove Existing Window and Door and Prepare Apertures

Understanding the Building Regulations in the Fenestration Industry

The Fenestration Apprenticeship NVQ has been developed specifically to be delivered in a working environment; this means it offers the flexability to study this qualification from your place of work. The qualification will develop and recognise your skills, knowledge and competence so that you can work in  Fenestration apprentership or progress onto further learning. This qualification supports the learner and nurtures fundamental and transferable practical skills while underpinning practical skills with relevent knowledge.

GQA Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Fabrication of Glass Supporting Structures (QCF)

This qualification is aimed at those who undertake work to produce fabricated products such as door and window frames and units, conservatories, and glazing systems used in curtain walling etc. units in this qualification include the processing of materials, applying coatings and treatments and fabricating of frames by joining and assembly. It is not expected that candidates working in this area all to do the same activities: the qualification is structured to ensure that there is a high degree of flexibility in the qualification, although there are common units in the mandatory section of the qualification. The standard covers the most important aspects of the job. This qualification is at level 2, although some OCF qualifications have units at different levels, and should be taken by those who are fully trained to deal with routine assignments. Candidates should require minimum supervision in undertaking the job.

GQA Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Glass Processing (QCF)

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 2, although there may be units at different levels, and should be taken by those who are fully trained to deal with routine assignments.

GQA Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Glazing (QCF)

This qualification is aimed at those who work as glaziers, installing glass into frames (e.g. windows, doors), and those who work to maintain glazing installations (usually windows and doors). The standards cover the most important aspects of the job. This qualification is at Level 2, and should be taken by those who are fully trained to deal with routine assignments. Candidates should require minimum supervision in undertaking the job.

GQA Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Glazing (QCF)

This qualification is aimed at those who work as glaziers, installing glass into frames (e.g. windows, doors), and those who work to maintain glazing installations (usually windows and doors). The standards cover the most important aspects of the job. This qualification is at Level 3, and should be taken by those who are experienced, capable of dealing with a wide range of problems, including working with glazing installations that have complex requirements. Candidates will often take a supervisory role, particularly in relation to less experienced workers. They will also work closely with customers and have well-developed customer service skills.

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