All glazing sector staff that already carry, or are setting out to achieve, a Glass Qualifications Authority (GQA) recognised glazing NVQ can also now become CORGI Fenestration carded. It is not an extra qualification or test, it is purely recognition of the best qualifications available – which glazing sector workers can show homeowners and employers through a personal card branded with the most recognised name in the home improvement and construction sectors – CORGI.
CORGI Fenestration also recognises GQA approved in-house training courses – and staff who have completed these can also carry a CORGI Fenestration skills card – as well as trainees and experienced workers who need a temporary card.
All CORGI Fenestration carded employees qualified through a CORGI Fenestration approved centre will automatically be listed on our Skills Register. This allows the card to be read by a smart phone to reveal full details of qualifications held and updated with continuing professional development. The CORGI Fenestration skills card is part of the CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) scheme.
Chris Mayne, CORGI Fenestration CEO, commented: “There is a bewildering number of qualifications and card schemes in our industry. Some of them are not worth the paper (or plastic) they are printed on. Some could be described as giving employers and homeowners false expectations as to the expertise of workers in their premises. CORGI Fenestration wants to change all that by recognising the best qualifications available. CORGI Fenestration is all about trust, reliability, expertise, quality and best practice – not the lowest common denominator.”
“The CORGI Fenestration skills card is for employees and employers that want to set themselves above the mediocre, showcase excellence and continuing professional development,” Mayne added.
Mick Clayton, GQA CEO said: “A CORGI Fenestration branded skills card means your workers hold the best qualifications in the business – based on National Occupational Standards regulated by Ofqual and delivered by GQA licenced assessors – the most experienced assessors in the industry.”
CORGI Fenestration is also for Companies. System houses, fabricators, component and IGU manufacturers through to installers and repair and maintenance services – across both commercial and domestic buildings – can all be CORGI Fenestration registered.
Strict criteria have been set across management processes, such as QMS (Quality Management Systems), that allows CORGI Fenestration to recognise best practice. Again, this is not an extra level of compliance and red tape. It is recognition of existing best practice – in all its forms.
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