This qualification is at Level 3 and 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 of the generic principles 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).
The qualification is made up of 4 mandatory units that are designed to be generic enough to be used in any context of the glass industries, and an additional unit on Employment Rights and Responsibilities that is mandatory if the qualification is part of an Apprenticeship Framework, but optional in all other cases. This qualification has been designed for use as either a stand-alone qualification or as part of a Level 3 framework that includes a GQA Vocational Qualification approved from May 2012 onwards. There is a Level 3 qualification in glass related operations that is designed for use with GQA qualifications approved prior to this date that along with the generic glass industry units has a group of optional units that ensures there is a specific unit to cover the individual occupational roles in the glass industry.
Further qualifications in Knowledge of Glass Related Operations and the Principles of the Glass Related Working Environment at Level 3 are also available.
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