GQA Qualifications Blog

Tuesday 15 May 2012

IVS help Droylsden Glass to “Be Better Qualified”

In early 2010, Droylsden Glass Commercial Director Kevin Thackeray contacted Stockport based IVS Training and Assessment Ltd about the possibility of them delivering Fenestration qualifications to the business. 

IVS visited Droylsden Glass, a manufacturer and installer of high-quality windows, doors and conservatories based in Audenshaw, Manchester, and began working with 11 installers on the GQA Level 2 Fenestration Installation qualification.

IVS Assessor Nick O’Brien said “Kevin was great in ensuring I had access to everything needed and that all the guys were moving in the right direction throughout, keeping them on track to complete their qualifications within the required timescale. The partnership was so successful that in the middle of 2011 Kevin contacted me again to enquire about the remaining installers, very keen to get them onto a course. So in July 2011, another 7 Droylsden Glass Installers started on the GQA Level 2 Fenestration Installation qualification and 3 on the Level 3 qualification. Again I had great support from Kevin, it was really pleasing to see the recommendations I had made to his operation in 2010 had all been put into practice, all the systems were in place and being adhered to by all.”

Nick continued “The assessment was carried out ahead of planned end dates due to the enthusiasm of all candidates. I am delighted for Kevin and the guys who are now fully qualified and for Droylsden Glass who now have a 100% of their work force qualified to nationally recognised qualifications with the GQA”

Kevin Thackeray said “As part of our company’s continuous development, one of the areas identified was providing suitable training and qualifications for our workforce, both the external operatives and the internal staff. By encouraging our team to achieve the Level 2 & 3 qualifications, we not only developed the skills of the individual and awareness of Health & Safety matters, but also helped us as a company in delivering a safe environment for us all to work in. I was very impressed with the way IVS worked with us and would have no hesitation in working with them again”

GQA External Verifier Harry Charnock attended a presentation where the latest group of Droylsden Glass Installers were presented with their GQA qualification Certificates along with members of the Droylsden Glass management team.