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This Modern Apprenticeship is suitable for employees who have little or no experience in the glass industry, and for others with experience or a previous qualification who wish to upgrade their skills. It’s appropriate for employees working in glazing, fenestration, glass manufacture and processing: flat and special glass, crystal and domestic, fibre and optical glass, and containers.

Qualifications

SCQF level 5

Your employee will study for a qualification in one of:

  • Glazing at SCQF level 6
  • Glass Processing at SCQF level 6
  • Fabrication of Glass Supporting Systems at SCQF level 6
  • Fenestration Installation and Surveying at SCQF level 6
Entry requirements

Candidates should have already completed the SCQF level 5 or have some industry experience.

Progression and development

Job roles for apprentices include work in indoor and outdoor settings, in factories, and on domestic housing and commercial construction sites. Typical roles include:

  • Technician installer or technician fitter
  • Senior glass processing technician
  • Senior glazing technician
  • Senior fabricator
  • Senior framemaker technician

Employees could take on higher levels of responsibility and autonomy, roles that cover technical, management and supervisory functions, and contribute to areas such as quality assurance, safety and customer service.

SCQF qualification levels explained

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SCQF level 6/7

Your employee will study for a qualification in one of:

  • Glazing at SCQF level 6
  • Glass Processing at SCQF level 6
  • Fabrication of Glass Supporting Systems at SCQF level 6
  • Fenestration Installation and Surveying at SCQF level 6
Entry requirements

Candidates should have already completed the SCQF level 5 or have some industry experience.

Progression and development

Job roles for apprentices include work in indoor and outdoor settings, in factories, and on domestic housing and commercial construction sites. Typical roles include:

  • Technician installer or technician fitter
  • Senior glass processing technician
  • Senior glazing technician
  • Senior fabricator
  • Senior framemaker technician

Employees could take on higher levels of responsibility and autonomy, roles that cover technical, management and supervisory functions, and contribute to areas such as quality assurance, safety and customer service.

SCQF qualification levels explained

Download the framework document

How is it funded?

We contribute towards training costs

We do this by paying the learning provider directly in incremental payments throughout the course of the apprenticeship.

Use our Modern Apprenticeship Contribution Table to work out the funding level for this framework.

An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees who are aged 16 – 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.

Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach to meet the needs of your business.

Who pays the apprentice?

Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we do encourage all employees to pay the living wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.

Time to complete

It will take between 12-24 months to complete.

Sound right for your business?

The next step is to find a learning provider that offers this apprenticeship.

Find a learning provider

Need a little more information or advice?

Call our employer engagement team to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships. 

0800 783 6000
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