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.
A further qualification for glazing at Level 3 is also available. In addition, there are qualifications for those who install replacement glass supporting frames and units.
Candidates for this qualification will primarily be:
Working on customers premises installing glass into supporting frames and units. Maintaining supporting frames and units
Candidates could have jobs entitled:
Glazier, Installer, Fitter, Glazing Systems Maintainer
QCF qualifications are made up of a number of units that have a credit value or credits.
These credits must be achieved in the correct combination from mandatory and optional units: this qualification has 6 mandatory units and a group of optional units. Candidates should achieve all 6 mandatory units, plus a minimum of 6 credits from the group of optional units. This makes the minimum credit value of the qualification 32 credits.
The units are made up of the things you need to know and the things you need to be able to do to carry out your job safely and correctly. These are called Learning Outcomes, and all must be met to achieve the unit.
Mandatory units (all units to be taken)
GL01 Maintain Health and Safety within the Glazing Working Environment (Level 2, 4 Credits)AG3 Communicating and Working with Others in a Glass or Glass Related Working Environment (Level 2, 3 Credits)GL03 Confirm the Glazing Requirements (Level 2, 4 Credits)GL04 Locate, Handle and Transport Glazing Materials and Equipment (Level 2, 4 Credits)GL05 Prepare for Glazing Work (Level 2, 4 Credit)GL07 Install Glass into Glazing System (Level 2, 7 Credits)
Optional units (a minimum of 6 credits must be achieved)
GL06 Carry out Temporary Work to make safe the Glazing Installation (Level 2, 6 Credits)GL08 Maintain Glazing System (Level 3, 8 Credits)GL09 Cut Glass for Glazing (Level 2, 7 Credits)