CORGI Fenestration maintains a National Sector Skills Register in collaboration with GQA, the fenestration sector’s Awarding Body.
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.
In the case of Locksmiths, CORGI Fenestration and GQA are recognising locksmith qualifications issued by security sector’s Awarding Body Highfield Qualifications.
GQA and Highfield Qualifications 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.
Specifiers and Registered Companies can be confident that all qualified individuals that have gone through a GQA or Highfield Qualifications Assessment will have been thoroughly assessed and demonstrated their competence against national occupational standards and will have satisfied nationally specified and controlled assessment criteria.
As a result of the collaboration between CORGI Fenestration and GQA any In house training, assessment and induction programs certified by GQA may also be recognised by CORGI Fenestration and can be added to the skills register.
CORGI Fenestration Scheme branded skills cards are issued by GQA. 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, and since the GQA Q Card is the only CSCS partner card scheme for the fenestration sector, the CORGI Fenestration branded skill cards can also include the CSCS hologram ensuring all the aspects are covered by producing one card.
For more information about GQA and to review the fenestration qualifications available click here.
For more information about Highfield Qualifications and to review the locksmith qualifications available click here.