This qualification is part of an overall Level 3 national occupational standard. This qualification is aimed at those who undertake work o 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 endure that there is a high degree of flexibility in the qualification, although there are common units in the mandatory section of the qualification. The standard covers the most important aspects of the job. This qualification is at Level 3, and should be taken by those who are experienced glass processors. Candidates will often take a technical supervisory role, particularly in relation to less experienced workers. A further qualification for Glass Processing at Level 2 is also available.
Candidates for this qualification will primarily be: • Working in glass processing operations • Working with glass and related materials or semi-finished products.
Candidates are likely to have job entitled: • Autoclave Controller • Glass Painter • Craft Glass Worker • Glass Processor • Engrave • Leaded Light Maker • Glass Blower • QA Specialist • Glass Cutter • Scientific Glass Blower • Glass Decorator • Screen Printer • Glass Technician • Window Film Applicator
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