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GQA Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Fenestration Installation (QCF) - Apprenticeship at Training and Recruitment Partnership Limited

Course description

This course is designed for those working within the window installation industry. 

This Apprenticeship deals with the manufacture and process of glass and related products. Glass processing can involve window, door and conservatory fabrication; the manufacture of mirrors and curved glass; architectural stain glass; glass blowing and more.

Glass takes many more forms than just windows – it can be stretched into threads for broadband cables, strengthened to stop bullets or shaped to magnify objects. The glass industry is quite technical, and since it also deals with recycling and energy efficiency, it’s one of the most environmentally important industries in the UK.

The glass sector is broken down into eight industrial areas: automotive (windscreen, lights); container glass production (bottles, jars); conservatory, window and door installation; crystal glass and tableware; fibre glass production (optical cables); flat glass production; scientific glass (microscope lenses, spectacles); and glass processing (toughening, laminating or curving glass, engraving, etching, etc).

As an apprentice, you will either work on the manufacturing side of things or focus on installation by fitting glass windows and doors. Depending on your employer, you could be working on a large industrial scale in a factory setting, or in a small craft workshop.

Course content

There are a number of ways for you to progress through the apprenticeship programme. 

You will normally work through mandatory units, this is the work you must do and optional units tailored to suit your job.  

It would take too long to go through every unit here so why not call us to find out more information on: 020 8640 6662.

Entry requirements

To entry this industry you should have an interest in developing your skills and have a reasonable standard in Maths and English. 


Your knowledge and skills will be assessed against a set of standards.  These standards are called performance criteria.  Your assessor will guide you through the programme and help you to gather evidence to help you work towards proving your competency in your job role.

From time to time you may need to visit either a college or test centre to complete the theory element and other specialist training elements of your apprenticeship programme.


Future opportunities

You will gain valuable skills and knowledge to help you in your career progression, why not visit our website:  for the latest updates.



Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us on 020 8640 6662.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Training and Recruitment Partnership Limited directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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