Level 2 NVQ Diploma in

Fenestration Installation

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Fenestration Installation costs £850 +Vat if completed within 12 months. Payment plans are available.

This comprehensive qualification designed for those passionate about enhancing buildings with exceptional window and door installations. Fenestration installation plays a crucial role in transforming spaces, creating the perfect balance between aesthetics, functionality, and energy efficiency.


Candidates will delve into the art of installing various types of windows and doors, gaining hands-on experience in handling different materials, tools, and techniques. From uPVC to aluminum, from traditional to modern designs, participants will learn how to expertly fit and seal fenestration products, ensuring the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship.

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Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Fenestration Installation

Key bits

£850 +Vat

£600 Grant available from the CITB Short Qualification Grant. It’s also possible to use the CITB Skills & Training Fund to cover the remaining funding to fully fund this qualification.


Who should do this course

This qualification is aimed at those who work as installers of glass supporting systems, which include window and door units.

Candidates could have jobs entitled:
• Conservatory Installer
• Window Fitter
• Double Glazier
• Installer of Glass Supporting Systems
• Installer of Replacement Windows and Doors
• Installer


What this level is the equivalent of

An NVQ Level 2 is equivalent of having five A* - C grade GCSEs.

By their nature, NVQ qualifications are very different to GCSEs as they display your ability to specific work environments and job roles, whereas GCSEs display a more general academic achievement.


How long the NVQ takes to complete

The duration is always lead by the candidate undertaking the qualification. NVQs usually take about 10 weeks.


What completing this NVQ can lead to

Once you have achieved your level 2 diploma, you may also wish to further your knowledge and take the higher Level 3 Fenestration Installation NVQ. Other popular NVQs to progress to include the Leadership Qualifications like the L3 Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision


You can fully fund this qualification

£600 Grant available from the CITB Short Qualification Grant. It's also possible to use the CITB Skills & Training Fund to cover the remaining funding to fully fund this qualification.

This GQA blue tradesman card is available subject to the achievement of the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Fenestration Installation.

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) agreed that from January 2015 industry, including trade associations, contractors, clients and government should specify and promote card schemes carrying the CSCS logo, with no equivalents accepted.


GQA’s Q-Card is a partner scheme for CSCS, having sole responsibility for the Glazing/Fenestration and Glass related industries and GQA.

What else do I need to do to apply for this card? If you are undertaking a Curtain Wall based pathway. you are also required to attend and pass the CAB 1-Day Curtain Wall Essential Knowledge Course. Details about this and course dates and times can be found here.

Ready to book your CSCS HSE Test? You can now book this simply online and do it at our centre in Stoke-on-Trent.

Reasons to study an NVQ with us

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Unrivalled expertise

You can be assured all our assessors are fully qualified, all having worked within the industry for years, acquiring extensive knowledge of the industry.

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Flexibility to suit you

We work around you, using a range of assessment methods coupled with the online ePortfolio, enabling you the flexibility to complete the NVQ at a pace to suit you, and your working life.

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Whilst this isn’t a new thing, 24-7 access to your ePortfolio means that you can upload evidence at a time to suit you – not within the restrictions of a set timeframe. Coupled with access via mobile phone to capture evidence on the go, quickly and efficiently.


Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Fenestration Installation

Candidates should achieve all 4 mandatory units, plus a minimum of 11 credits from group 1 of the optional units, a minimum of 8 credits from group 2 and a minimum of 3 credits from group 3 and a minimum of 3 credits from group 4.

This makes the minimum credit value of the qualification 40 credits

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Mandatory units

All units must be achieved:

  • Maintain health and safety in the fenestration installation working environment (4)
  • Communicating and working with others in the glass and related working environments (3)
  • Locate, transport, handle and position materials and components in the fenestration installation (4)
  • Identify and confirm installation requirements in glass and related work (4)

Optional units - Group 1

A minimum of 11 credits must be achieved:

  • Prepare and shape fenestration installation products and materials (5)
  • Prepare the site, equipment and tools for fenestration installation (4)
  • Remove existing windows and doors and prepare apertures (8)
  • Prepare and position window and door units ready for installation (3)
  • Install glass and/or panels into windows and doors (4)

Optional units - Group 2

A minimum of 8 credits must be achieved:

  • Install conservatories (14)
  • Install window and doors (8)

Optional units - Group 3

A minimum of 3 credits must be achieved:

  • Maintain/repair windows and doors or conservatories (6)
  • Post windows and doors or conservatories installation activity (3)

Optional units - Group 4

A minimum of 3 credits must be achieved:

  • Understanding the building regulations in the fenestration industry (3)
  • Knowledge of building regulations in the installation of windows and doors (4)

Initial assessment

Before you start work on your qualification you will meet with your assessor to discuss what you need to do to complete your qualification. This can include:

  • checking you are taking the right qualification level
  • checking you have chosen suitable units
  • identifying any training or learning you will need to help you gain your qualification
  • agreeing an assessment plan
  • signing a learning contract

Skill scan

As part of this meeting, you will discuss the skills and knowledge you may already have, and decide how this can be used towards your qualification. This process is sometimes called a skill scan.

Assessment plan

Once you have chosen your units you will make and agree an assessment plan with your assessor. This will show:

  • the units the plan covers
  • when you will be assessed
  • where the assessment will take place
  • what you will be doing
  • what evidence you will produce
  • who will assess you

The plan should also indicate the methods of assessment to be used to collect your evidence. Evidence can include:

  • direct observation in the workplace by a qualified assessor
  • witness testimony of work carried out by you in the workplace written by an expert witness
  • questioning – this could be verbal, written or computer based
  • other evidence which can include photographs or personal accounts

Before you start

A couple of steps before you begin your Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Fenestration Installation

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