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IQ Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Glass Related Operations (QCF)


Qualification Number 600/6953/3
Title IQ Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Glass Related Operations (QCF)
Category National
Sector Building & Construction | Glazing & Fenestration
Operational Start Date 06/02/2013
Operational End Date 30/06/2018
Total Units 12 Min Credit 22
Min Guided Learning Hours 93 Max Guided Learning Hours
Min Age From 16 Min Age To 100

Registration Fee : £35.50

This is the administrative fee that IQ charges centres to register a learner on this qualification, and NOT a training fee. All fees include registration, certification and postage (international delivery rates may apply).


This specification is intended for trainers, centres and learners. General information regarding centre approval, registration, IQR (IQ’s candidate management system), assessment papers, certification, reasonable adjustments, special consideration, appeals procedures,  are available from the website. This document should be read in conjunction with the IQ QMS Centre guide available from the website.

Qualification Purpose

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About this Qualification

The IQ Level 3 Certificate in Glass Related Operations is aimed at individuals wishing to gain knowledge of the requirements of working safely and effectively in a glass related working environment. Establishing underpinning knowledge and understanding relevant to the Glass Industry, this qualification is intended to be capable of delivery through both a taught programme of off the-job learning or through workplace assessment (for those with access to the real workplace). Along with a number of generic glass industry units the group of optional units ensures there is a specific unit to cover the individual occupational roles in the glass industry. Objectives include: to meet relevant programmes of learning, to support a role in the workplace.

This qualification is the knowledge component of the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Glass Industry Occupations.

Take this Qualification

If you are interested in taking this qualification and would like to find your nearest IQ centre, please give us a call on 01952 457 452 and a member of our team will be happy to help.


To achieve this qualification learners must achieve a minimum of 22 credits in total; 19 credits from the 4 mandatory units and a minimum 3 credits from the optional units. In addition to the above requirements, Apprentices undertaking this qualification must also achieve the 3 credits within the Apprenticeship pathway unit to meet the requirements of the Apprenticeship Framework that includes this qualification.

IQ Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Glass Related Operations (QCF)


All the units in this qualification are knowledge-based. Assessment is by portfolio (internally set and marked and quality assured by IQ).

An Achievement Record for this qualification, which includes the forms necessary to map and claim knowledge and understanding is available to download from the IQ website / on request. All assessment criteria must be met and mapped and the location of the evidence must be indicated in the achievement record.

All learning outcomes in this qualification (or relevant unit) must be assessed using methods appropriate to the assessment of knowledge and understanding, these can be assessed by a variety of methods including:

  • Question and answer test
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Question and answer verbal (ensure records are kept)
  • Essay
  • Other

Assessment of this qualification must be carried out in accordance with the Proskills QCF Assessment Strategy (Appendix A- at the end of this document). All Assessment criteria must be met. Holistic assessment, when appropriate, is encouraged; the evidence for each assessment criteria must be clearly mapped.

This qualification is not graded, successful learners achieve a pass.

Learner Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, learners should be able to work at level 2 or above and be proficient in the use of English Language

Tutor Requirements

All trainers/ tutors delivering this qualification must meet the requirements in the Proskills QCF Assessment Strategy (Appendix A - at the end of this document).

Centre Requirements

Centres must be approved by IQ in order to offer this qualification.



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