The Glass Processing Level 3 qualification is for individuals working to produce products from glass and related materials in the glass processing sector. It includes a range of traditional techniques for cutting, shaping, assembling and finishing products.

It is intended for experienced Glass Processors, able to address a wide range of issues, including the identification and rectification of technical problems and working with a wide range of glass types.

This qualification is suitable for different job roles such as:
• Autoclave Operator
• Cold End Operator
• Craft Glass Worker/Stain Glass Worker
• Double Glazing Unit Maker
• Engraver
• Glass Cutter
• Glass Processor

Course Duration

20 Months

Entry Requirments

You will need English and maths at GCSE Grade D/3 or above, or equivalent qualifications (eg Functional Skills at Level 1). If you do not have English or maths at this level, we will invite you to take a Skills Scan to check your current level of skill.


• Practical observation in your workplace plus evidence of your skills and knowledge such as witness testimonies or training records.


After completing the Level 3 Apprenticeship, you can progress onto further study in the Glass Occupations sector or even a qualification in management.