The Advanced Apprenticeship In Fabrication of Glass Supporting Structures Level 3 500/7821/5 is aimed at those who undertake work to produce fabricated products such as door and window frames and units, conservatories and fabrications used in curtain walling systems etc. Units in this qualification cover the processing and fabricating of frames by joining and assembly. It is not expected that
candidates working in this area 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 some individual units may be at different levels, and should be taken by those who are experienced fabricators. Candidates will often take a technical supervisory role, particularly in relation to less-experienced workers
and will be required to be able to carry out quality checks on materials and fabrications.
A further qualification that covers the Fabrication of Glass Supporting Systems at Level 2 is also available.
Candidates for this qualification could be assessed in the context of fabricating Windows and Doors, Curtain
Walling, Screen Walling, or Conservatories. Candidates for this qualification will primarily be working in
fabrication factories with non-glass materials or semi-finished products.
Candidates could have jobs entitled:
- Aluminium Fabricator
- Curtain Walling Fabricator
- Conservatory Fabricator
- Window and Door Maker
- PVCu Fabricator
- Window Fabricator
- Screen Walling Fabricator
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When undertaken as part of an apprenticeship, learners will also need to complete the Level 3 Certificate in Glass Related Operations 500/7769/7
This qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to gain in depth knowledge of the requirements of working safely and effectively in a glass related working environment. Establishing in depth underpinning knowledge and understanding relevant to the Glass Industry, this qualification is intended to be capable of delivery through both a taught programme of off-the-job learning or through workplace assessment (for those with access to the real workplace).
Along with a number of generic glass industry units the group of optional units ensures there is a specific unit to cover the individual occupational roles in the glass industry.
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