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Fenestration Installation

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Fenestration Installation (Construction) NVQ

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Fenestration Installation qualification has been developed for achievement in a real workplace environment which means you need to be employed to undertake this qualification.

This qualification enables you, the learner, to demonstrate and recognise your skills, knowledge and understanding and to demonstrate your competence in a real workplace environment so you can work in Fenestration Installation within the construction industry.

You will be assessed against a set of performance and knowledge statements which have been derived from National Occupational Standards for your occupational area. You will be assessed by an occupationally competent and qualified assessor whose job is to work with you and help you complete your qualification.

This qualification supports the learner to attain enabling, fundamental and transferable practical skills with associated underpinning knowledge.

To achieve this qualification a minimum of 37 credits need to be attained. This comprises of 15 credits from the Mandatory Group, plus 22 credits from units within the Optional Group. 

When selecting units from the Optional Group:

A minimum of 11 credits must be attained from units Y/600/8425, J/600/8422, F/600/8418, A/600/7638, A/600/8420

A minimum of 8 credits must be attained from units A/600/8269, T/600/8416

A minimum of 3 credits from units H/600/8430, A/600/8434, K/600/8445 

Mandatory Units

  • Communicating and Working with Others in the Glass and Related Working Environments

    Unit Code: A/600/7364

    Know what information to share with colleagues on your job role and why this is important. Be able to share information with colleagues. Know why it is important to respond promptly to requests. Be able to respond promptly to requests from colleagues. Know why good working relationships with colleagues are important and how barriers to this can be overcome. Be able to develop and maintain good working relationships with colleagues.

  • Identify and Confirm Installation Requirements in Glass and Related Work

    Unit Code: Y/600/6691

    Know how to identify and confirm the specifications required to complete the installation. Know how to establish the type, location, characteristics and features of the installation. Be able to examine the materials and components to ensure they meet the specification of the installation. Be able to ensure that the job specification will meet the requirements of the installation. Know how to overcome problems in the confirmation of installation requirements.

  • Locate, Transport, Handle and Position and Materials and Components in Fenestration Installation

    Unit Code: K/600/7649

    Be able to locate and select the correct type and quantity of materials and components. Be able to handle and transport materials and components correctly. Know the impact of incorrect handling and transporting materials and components correctly. Know how to position materials and components correctly. Be able to position materials and components correctly.

  • Maintain Health and Safety in the Fenestration Installation Working Environment

    Unit Code: A/600/7624

    Know which, acts, regulations and guidelines apply to the fenestration installation environment and how these apply in practice. Know how to carry out an assessment of hazards and risks in the Fenestration Installation working environment and the types of hazards or risks that can occur. Be able to identify hazards and assess risks in the fenestration installation environment. Know how to adopt safe working practices. Be able to adopt a safe system of work. Know how to ensure there is no unauthorised or unsafe access to the working areas. Know what to do in the event of accidents or emergencies.

Optional Units

  • Install Glass and / or Panels into Windows and Doors

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    Know why it is important for drainage holes to be clear and functioning. Be able to ensure that drainage holes are clear and functioning. Know the different installation products that may be used. Be able to fit glass or panels correctly and securely into apertures. Be able to ensure that glass and/or panels are plumb after being secured. Be able to apply specified materials correctly to provide a weatherproof installation. Be able to finish off the work to specification and carry out a final inspection. Know how to identify and overcome problems in relation to the installation work.

  • Prepare and Position Window and Door Units Ready for Installation

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    Be able to establish the correct position for the window and door units and ensure that the window and door units are the correct size, shape and appearance for the installation. Be able to select the correct tools for the installation. Know how to prepare different types of window and door units. Be able to prepare window and door units correctly. Know which sealing or bonding materials should be used for different installations. Be able to select the correct sealing or bonding material and apply it correctly. Be able to position window and door units correctly into apertures according to specification.

  • Prepare and Shape Fenestration Installation Products and Materials

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    Be able to prepare the correct type, quantity and quality of materials for shaping. Know how to identify and overcome problems related to the preparation of products and materials. Be able to shape products and materials correctly, minimising waste. Know how to overcome problems relating to the shaping of products and materials.

  • Prepare the Site, Equipment and Tools for Fenestration Installation

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    Be able to prepare the work areas correctly. Know the different types of access equipment required for installation work. Be able to identify and safely use the correct access equipment. Know the different types of installation equipment and their uses. Be able to safely prepare the correct installation equipment. Be able to ensure the required equipment and tools are available for use.

  • Remove Existing Windows and Doors and Prepare Apertures

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    Know what types of dangerous components or materials might be discovered and what actions should be taken if they are discovered. Know of the use of structural supports during removal of existing windows or doors. Know why it is important to label removed fixtures and fittings. Be able to remove fixtures and fittings that prevent or restrict installation and label and store them correctly. Be able to correctly remove components, materials and outer frames from the aperture. Be able to ensure the damp proof course is effective. Know the different types of materials that can be used for internal and external finishes. Know why it is important to assemble materials correctly during the aperture preparation process. Be able to handle, cut and assemble materials correctly. Be able to check that the new or restructured apertures meet specification. Know how to overcome problems in preparing apertures for installation.

  • Install Conservatories

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    Know the different types of materials that are used and their functions. Be able to ensure that the installation site and all surfaces are prepared to specification. Be able to position, erect and join the materials for the structure according to specification. Know why it is important to keep drainage holes clear and functioning and how to do this. Be able to select and correctly apply specified materials for weatherproofing. Be able to ensure that units are plumb and functioning correctly after being secured. Know how to agree the new position of fixtures and fittings with the customer. Be able to install and restore fixtures, fittings and surface finishes. Be able to ensure that the work is finished to specified requirements and to the customer's satisfaction. Know how to identify and overcome problems in the installation of conservatories. Be able to record information on the installation of conservatories.

  • Install Windows and Doors

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    Be able to handle and position installation materials correctly. Know different methods of securing installation materials to different types of structure. Be able to securely fix the installation materials to the structure. Know the correct weatherproofing materials for different types of installations. Be able to apply the specified materials to provide a weatherproof installation. Know why it is important to have drainage holes clear and functioning. Be able to ensure drainage holes are clear and functioning. Be able to ensure that window and door units are plumb after being secured, and that they function correctly. Know how to overcome problems in the installation. Be able to finish off the work to specification.

  • Maintain / Repair Windows and Doors or Conservatories

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    Be able to identify the requirements of the maintenance work. Be able to identify what methods and equipment are necessary to deal with requirements. Know what actions should be taken if dangerous materials are exposed during dismantling. Know which structural supports should be used for different installations. Be able to remove and store fixtures and fittings that prevent or restrict maintenance / repair activities. Be able to remove materials from the installation, causing minimum damage to the surrounding structure, and safely remove and dispose of debris. Be able to undertake maintenance / repair to the required standard. Know how to ensure that the maintenance / repair meets customer requirements. Be able to correctly remove any structural supports that were used. Be able to apply finishing materials correctly. Be able to replace fixtures and fittings. Be able to ensure glazing components function correctly. Know why it is important to remove materials and debris from site after completing all work. Be able to remove materials and debris from site after completing all work. Know the type of problems that can occur with maintenance work and how to overcome them.

  • Post Windows, Doors or Conservatories Installation Activity

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    Be able to ensure that all correct fixtures and fittings are secured as agreed. Know why it is important to remove all materials and debris from the site. Be able to remove all surplus materials and debris from the site. Be able to finish off the work to specified requirements and carry out a final inspection. Be able to provide customers with clear instructions and answer any questions concerning the work. Know how to identify and overcome problems in relation to the post installation activity. Record information related to the installation activity.

  • Understanding the Building Regulations in the Fenestration Industry

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    Understand why Building Regulations exist, and where they apply. Know the main parts of Building Regulations that affect the Fenestration Industry. Know who can carry out inspection of work covered by the Building Regulations and who is responsible for ensuring the inspection takes place. Know the implications of a failed inspection. Understand the aims of part L(Conservation of Fuel and Power) of the Building Regulations regarding U value requirements for Fenestration installation. Know the name and range of the UK's national system used for rating the energy efficiency of windows and the minimum energy rating band acceptable in the Building Regulations. Know the optimum space for heat retention between 2 panes of glass in a double glazed unit. Know the types of glazing units other than 'traditional' double glazed units that can help meet the requirements of Part L of the Building Regulations and the benefits of the different types. Know the advantages of using types of glazing that minimise heat loss. Understand what is meant by safety glazing. Understand when safety glazing must be used. Know the exceptions to the use of safety glazing and the minimum thickness acceptable for the exceptions. Know the requirements for visible glass markings. Know the common problems that can occur when taking delivery of glass and how to minimise the impact of these problems. Know the types of windows and doors that part A (Structure) of the Building Regulations applies to. Understand when Lintels should be used. Understand the process to be followed with Bay Window replacement. Understand when and why to ensure any defects in the structure should be addressed before the installation commences. Know what bearing plates are and when they should be used. Understand the problems that can occur in bay window removal and replacement and how to overcome them. Understand the requirements of Part B (Fire Safety). Understand the requirements for purge ventilation. Understand the requirements for and background ventilation.


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