GQA Qualifications Blog

Monday 12 March 2012


Glazing - Another specialist part of the Glass industry that has seen rapid developments in technology and an ever increasing need to comply with legislation and guidance on a wide range of issues including Health and Safety related matters.

Glass now comes in a wide range of types and finishes and the equipment and materials used to prepare and install them has changed dramatically in many cases while some of the techniques and tools remain basically unchanged. There is a greater need than ever before to keep skills and knowledge up to date and this need is met by completing one of the latest generation of Glazing qualifications.

These are available at Level 2 and Level 3; these have been developed as all GQA qualifications are; working with the Industry to make sure they are relevant, fit for purpose and suitable for as much of the industry as possible and not written just to suit the needs and procedures of large organisations. 

The Level 2 qualification is suited to those carrying out general glazing tasks, the Level 3 is more suited to those with experience of, and responsibility for, leading a team of Glaziers and or carrying out specialist glazing work. There are also separate qualifications at Level 2 and Level 3 for those involved with Fire Resistant Glazing.

GQA Glazing qualifications are recognised by the Construction Skills Certification Scheme and allow achievers to apply for the relevant CSCS Card.

For details of GQA’s Glazing qualifications and Centres approved to offer them visit