Glass industry occupations - level 3 apprenticeship framework

This framework sets out the standards and criteria you must meet to complete the apprenticeship programme and receive your apprenticeship certificate for level three glass industry occupations. This is the only level 3 training in this skill acceptable for apprenticeshipsni funding.

About the framework

This framework specifies the standards and the criteria for the delivery of level 3 apprenticeship training to achieve qualified status within the glass industry.

If you successfully complete the apprenticeship, you'll be awarded a level 3 qualification and recognition as a qualified person within the industry sector.

Mandatory outcomes

Achievement of a level 3 apprenticeship in glass industry occupations will be assessed by verification through the appropriate awarding body.

You must complete both the competence-based and knowledge-based qualification, along with the mandatory essential skills qualifications.

Mandatory essential skills

To successfully complete the apprenticeship, you must achieve the following essential skills qualifications as part of the apprenticeship, or already hold a recognised equivalent:

  • application of number – level 2
  • communication – level 2

However, any qualifications you already have are assessed against the framework requirements and may result in an exemption from the above.

If you haven’t got a level 2 ICT qualification, your training contractor is strongly encouraged to offer ICT Essential Skills level 2 as well as the essential skills above.

Competency and knowledge qualifications

You need to complete the knowledge-based qualification along with the competence-based qualification from your chosen pathway.

Knowledge-based qualification (all pathways):

Pathway one: glazing

Competence-based qualification:

Pathway two: automotive glazing

Competence-based qualification:

Pathway three: fabrication of glass supporting structures

Competence-based qualification:

Pathway four: fenestration installation

Competence-based qualification:

Pathway five: fenestration surveying

Competence-based qualification:

Pathway six: glass processing

Competence-based qualification:

Eligibility and entry to the programme

You must be a new employee, or an existing employee taking on a new role to take part in the programme.

Entry to the level 3 apprenticeship is by progression from the apprenticeshipsni level 2 framework in glass industry. Employers may also apply their own criteria at the recruitment stage.

You may also enter the level 3 apprenticeship, subject to assessment by the training contractor and employer, if you have:

  • already gained significant work experience in your occupational area, which could be considered as meeting the requirements of the level 2 glass industry framework and can show you can achieve a level 3 standard
  • previously achieved a relevant level 2 recognised vocational qualification that is a mandatory requirement of the Level 2 apprenticeshipsni glass industry framework

See also the DfE operational requirements.

Duration

Apprenticeship duration can vary and will be agreed between the apprentice, training contractor and employer.

Related knowledge

For this framework, you must complete a suitable employee rights and responsibilities (ERR) workbook. Framework certification is issued on confirmation from training suppliers that the ERR has been completed.

Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of the training contractor/ college to make sure all components of this framework are delivered in line with apprenticeshipsni operational requirements.

The apprentice must be employed from day one.

Further information

The content of this framework (Framework No 335 Issue 07: 03/21) has been agreed by the Department for the Economy. 

For more information, contact:

Level 3 apprenticeship frameworks

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