The Advanced Apprenticeship In Glass Processing Level 3 501/2393/2 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.
Candidates for this qualification will primarily be:
- working in glass processing operations and working with glass and glass-related materials or semifinished products
- Candidates are likely to have jobs entitled:
- Autoclave operator
- Laminated glass manufacturer
- Craft glass worker
- Leaded light maker
- Double glazing unit maker
- Glass cutter
- Sealed unit maker
- Glass decorator
- Screen printer
- Glass painter
- Glass processor
- Window film applicator
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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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