CORGI Fenestration maintains a National Sector Skills Register, in collaboration with the sector’s Awarding body GQA.
In order to have a qualification recognised in the UK, and be able to transfer credits between learning courses, educational institutions and employers, qualifications must be accredited through an awarding body. Awarding bodies are regulated by Ofqual in England, Qualification Wales, CCEA in Northern Ireland and SQA Accreditation in Scotland.
GQA then approve assessment centres and work with them to ensure high quality delivery of qualifications and carry out activities designed to assure the quality of the qualifications awarded.
Registered Companies can be confident that all qualified individuals that have gone through a GQA Assessment will have been thoroughly assessed and demonstrated their competence against national occupational standards and will have satisfied nationally specified and controlled assessment criteria.
Individuals who undertake an accredited assessment at a CORGI Fenestration centre will automatically be placed on the register. The register will be automatically updated with any additional certified assessment that is achieved, ensuring individuals records are always up to date.
As a result of the collaboration between CORGI Fenestration and GQA any In house training, assessment and induction programs certified by GQA can also be recognised by CORGI Fenestration and will be added to the skills register.
CORGI Fenestration Scheme branded skills cards will be issued. These belong to the individual and are a passport for employment as well as identification for consumers and home occupiers. The cards include a QR code that links back to the skill register and can be easily checked by potential employers or customers.
Where appropriate, the CORGI Fenestration skill cards will also include the CSCS hologram ensuring all the aspects are covered by producing one card.
For more information about GQA and to review the qualifications available click here.