This qualification is aimed at those who undertake work to produce products from glass and related materials in the glass processing sector. This covers the handling of products throughout the process. Units in this qualification cover cutting, shaping, assembling and finishing the products, including decoration. It is not expected that glass processors all do the same activities: the qualification is structured to ensure that there is a high degree of flexibility in the qualification. The standard covers the most important aspects of the job.
This qualification is at Level Three, although there may be units at different levels, and should be taken by those who are experienced glass processors, capable of dealing with a wide range of issues, including the identification and rectification of technical problems and working with a wide range of glass types.
Candidates may be required to show the skills and knowledge to assess products or work procedures and identify possible improvements, and may also be responsible for setting up glass processing machinery this will be achieved through observations and training workshops on knowledge.