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GQA Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Glass Processing (QCF)

This qualification 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 2, although there may be units at different levels, and should be taken by those who are fully trained to deal with routine assignments.

Candidates should require minimum supervision in undertaking the job.

Other qualifications are available in Flat Glass Manufacturing, Glass Container Manufacturing and Glass Container Processing.

  • working in glass processing operations and working with glass and glass-related materials or semi-finished products.

This qualification 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 2, although there may be units at different levels, and should be taken by those who are fully trained to deal with routine assignments.

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.
Candidates should achieve all of the 5 mandatory units listed below, which total 16 credits, plus a minimum of 7 credits from the group of optional units. This makes the minimum credit value of the qualification 23 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)

  • GP1 Maintain Health and Safety within the Glass Processing Working Environment (Level 2, 4 Credits)
  • AG3 Communicating and Working with others in the Glass and Glass Related Working Environment (Level 2, 3 Credits)
  • GP3 Locate, Handle and Position Material and Components in Glass Processing (Level 2, 4 Credits)
  • GP5 Check the quality of products in Glass Processing (Level 2, 3 Credits)
  • GP15 Store glass products and related materials (Level 2, 2 Credits)

Optional units (a minimum of 7 credits must be achieved)

  • GP4 Prepare and Operate Machinery/Tools in Glass Processing (Level 2, 6 Credits)
  • GP7 Cut Glass in Glass Processing (Level 2, 7 Credits)
  • GP8 Shape Products and Materials in Glass Processing (Level 2, 2 Credits)
  • GP9 Prepare and Assemble Products and Materials in Glass Processing (Level 2, 5 Credits)
  • GP11 Process Glass Products by Removing Materials (Level 2, 5 Credits)
  • GP12 Decorate Glass Products by Applying Additional Material (Level 2, 5 Credits)
  • GP29 Process Glass Products by Toughening (Level 2, 3 Credits)
  • GP30 Glass Edge Sealing (Level 2, 2 Credits)
  • GEN111 Glass and related Materials warehousing (Level 2, 6 Credits)

Achieving the combination of Mandatory units and the correct choice of Optional credits will mean the qualification has been completed and GQA will provide the Certificate with the qualification title. Where a candidate has completed additonal credits the Certificate will list these as additional credits, in cases where the candidate has not completed the full qualification and will not go on to do so, a Certificate of Credit can be issued for the credits achieved.

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