GQA Qualifications Blog

Monday 5 October 2015

GQA welcome South Lanarkshire College to the line up for this years Conference

GQA are delighted to announce that South Lanarkshire College will join the line-up at the Approved Centre Conference in Milton Keynes on the 26th of November 2015 to share their approach to delivering Apprenticeships.

“Apprenticeship Delivery – South Lanarkshire College Style”

South Lanarkshire College’s Faculty of Construction is one of the largest training providers in Scotland and is considered a flagship centre of excellence. Since gaining approval as a GQA Centre in 2010, the College has consistently delivered an excellent 2 year Apprenticeship in Glazing.

The workshop will be delivered by George Pendlebury who will explain their approach to Apprenticeships, a blend of on the job and off the job learning. The College’s practical glass workshop is unique among Colleges in the UK and George will explain how their links with employers, manufacturers and suppliers have helped in creating a superb practical training environment, making this workshop a great opportunity to share best practice.

George Pendlebury has been delivering the Level 2 Glazing SVQ to Apprentices for South Lanarkshire College for the last 5 years. He has worked in the Construction Industry for 39 years, mainly as a Joiner / Glazier with small companies and also some of the best known larger companies fitting Conservatories, and Double Glazed windows and doors. George also spent some time self-employed, and has worked on shop fronts for Industrial units and carried out Curtain Walling.

As well as delivering training in the purpose built workshop at the College and on site assessment and training , the Students and George have been involved in the Maintenance of the College building, glazing windows and doors as required and carrying out glass related  work for various Departments within the College, including cutting glass and mirrors for Leisure classes.

To show an example of ongoing CPD George has recently gained new experience through attending Stained Glass and Glass Fusing Classes.

If you haven’t yet booked your place, What are you waiting for?  Book your place by contacting Emma Barnsley on Tel: 0114 2720033 or simply email  Don’t be left wondering what you missed out on this November!