Level 3 NVQ Certificate in


Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Glazing costs £950 +Vat if completed within 12 months. Payment plans are available.

Develop and prove you have the skills needed to be a knowledgeable and competent Glazier.

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Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Glazing

Key bits

£950 +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

The Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Glazing is aimed at those who work as glaziers, installing glass into frames (e.g. windows, doors), and those who work to maintain glazing installations (usually windows and doors).

This qualification should be taken by those who are who are experienced, capable of dealing with a wide range of problems, including working with glazing installations that have complex requirements.


What this level is the equivalent of

An NVQ Level 3 is equivalent to two A Levels.

By their nature, NVQ qualifications are very different to A-Levels as they display your ability to specific work environments and job roles, whereas A-Levels 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 3 certificate, you may also wish to further your knowledge and take another NVQ at a higher level. 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 gold tradesman card is available subject to the achievement of the Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Glazing.

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.

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 3 NVQ Certificate in Glazing

Candidates should achieve all 3 mandatory units, plus a minimum of 7 credits from the optional unit 1 and a minimum of 6 credits from optional unit 2.

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Mandatory units

  • Install Glass into Glazing System (7)
  • Lead the Glazing Work at Glazing Sites (8)
  • Promote and Maintain Health and Safety in a Glass or Glass Related Working Environment (4)

Optional units 1

Candidates are required to complete 7 credits:

  • Investigate and resolve technical problems at the glazing site (7)
  • Glass cutting in a range of glass types (8)
  • Maintain glazing systems (8)

Optional units 2

Candidates are required to complete 6 credits:

  • Apply window film to glass (6)
  • Glaze glass interiors (6)
  • Glaze glass curtain wall systems (6)
  • Glaze glass balustrades (6)
  • Glaze glass overhead installations (7)
  • Glaze glass shop fronts (7)
  • Glaze glass stair and floor installations (6)
  • Glaze structural glass installations (6)
  • Glaze toughened glass assemblies (6)
  • Glaze security glazing installations (6)
  • Glaze glass blocks (6)

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 3 NVQ Certificate in Glazing

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