GQA Qualifications Blog

Friday 19 August 2011

Auto Windscreens Regain Approval from GQA

Auto Windscreens Technical Training Centre has once again had its approved Centre status confirmed by GQA Qualifications, which now means that Auto Windscreens has held this status for almost 20 years.

Mick Clayton, Acting Chief Executive of GQA, the Awarding Organisation for Automotive Glazing qualifications visited Chris Bonsall, Technical Training Manager at the Auto Windscreens Training Centre in Chesterfield in August to carry out the Quality Assurance process that all GQA Approved Centres are subject to.

Mick said "It was great to see that despite changes within Auto Windscreens, training and qualifications for its Technicians remains a key part of the business strategy. Auto Windscreens has been a committed GQA Employer Centre for many years and has always strived to ensure that their technicians are qualified and we are delighted to approve them once again to deliver qualifications in Automotive Glazing.

"We receive regular enquiries and applications from potential Centres wishing to deliver GQA qualifications and we have a comprehensive approval process that checks the suitability of facilities, resources, policies and procedures and the most important aspect of all is the experience and occupational competence of those involved in the assessment and quality assurance of the qualifications. The team at Auto Windscreens are committed to the delivery of GQA qualifications and we are proud to be associated with such a well-known brand as Auto Windscreens and we look forward to many more years working together."

Qualifications for Technicians is becoming a factor in securing new business and PAS 125, a Code of Practice for work done in Bodyshops, has the requirement for qualified Technicians as one of its key factors.

Chris Bonsall, Head of Training and Innovation at Auto Windscreens said "Having worked with GQA since the early 1990s I know how keen they are to keep standards high in their Approved Centres and also to make sure the qualifications are kept current and fit for purpose, and I look forward to using the latest qualifications from GQA to help develop our Technicians and in turn secure additional contracts from customers."