Course Overview

The glazing industry offers a range of interesting training courses, from manufacturing the products in the factory or workshop through to installing the products that have been made out on site.

The broad purpose of fenestration fabricator is to manufacture finished fenestration products such as conservatory roofing, curtain walls, glazed doors, glazed screening, roof lanterns, roof lights, patent/slope glazing, secondary glazing, shop fronts and windows. A fabricator will usually specialise in a particular material – aluminium, timber, steel or uPVC and a range of products. They cut and assemble profiles together. Depending on the product they may add glass units, ancillary items for example, fixings and fastening, handles, hinges, locks and louvers, along with weatherproofing for example, gaskets, seals, membranes and sealants.

Fenestration Installers work in both the new build and refurbishment construction sector. Projects include dwellings and non-dwellings, ranging from windows, doors, bi-fold doors in homes and public houses, through to large new build office and housing developments. Installers work with a broad range of materials (e.g. PVC-U, aluminium, steel, timber and composite) and a wide variety of building structures and building methods.

All NLTG Glass Apprenticeships help to meet the requirements of the governments competent persons scheme (MTC) and also the requirements for CSCS card achievement. To support you, we at NLTG have a dedicated team, all with a vast experience in the different disciplines. NLTG have also been awarded the Glass Training National Training Provider of the year award on two occasions.

What will they achieve?

NLTG will provide an assessment and depending on the learners current level and abilities they will take the following routes:

Intermediate Level Apprenticeships:

• Fenestration Installer Apprenticeship Standard
(includes Functional Skills Level 1 in maths and/or English if not already achieved)

• Fenestration Fabricator Apprenticeship Standard
(includes Functional Skills Level 1 in maths and/or English if not already achieved)

What training will they receive?

As the employer, you will be responsible for most of the basic knowledge and training. There will be no need for the learner to attend a college because they will be visited in the workplace by a qualified NLTG Tutor every 4 - 6 weeks.

Why not have a look at our Why employ an Apprentice? or Why upskill your workforce? pages. These will give you more about what Apprenticeships involve and especially the benefits of incorporating them into your business.

Additional Benefits

• The learner will have full and varied practical training and on and off the job support from a personal tutor
• We come and see the learner in the workplace so no day release to college
• The training will lead to a nationally recognised qualification
• The learner will improve on and learn new skills and knowledge
• We will visit the learner regularly during their training
• We will hold regular meetings to check their progress and development
• We have a dedicated team to provide bespoke tutoring for maths, IT and English.
• We operate an equality and diversity policy