Fenestration Surveying

The Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Fenestration Surveying is a competence based qualification for individuals working in fenestration surveying such as surveying work associated with glass supporting systems, including conservatories, other external glazed structures and advanced walling systems; surveying for doors and windows will also be undertaken.

It provides learners with formal recognition of their competence. All learners will cover health and safety, building regulations and communication as well as identifying requirements and producing specifications. The objectives of this qualification include meeting relevant programmes of learning and supporting a role in the workplace.

What will I learn?

Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Fenestration Surveying

The certificate comprises of a number of units. Five must be taken from the mandatory units and a minimum of three from the optional units available. In total you need to have completed a minimum of 27 units to achieve this certificate. 

Some of the mandatory units include:

  • Communicating and working with others in the glass and related working environments
  • Identify fenestration installation requirements
  • Maintain health and safety within the fenestration surveying environment
  • Produce specifications for window and door, curtain wall or conservatory installations
  • Understand the Building Regulations in the fenestration industry
  • Control the installation of windows and doors, or conservatories or curtain walling

Optional units include:

  • Improve the work of the organisation through the use of resources, communication and working relationships in a glass or glass related working environment
  • Promote and maintain health and safety in a glass or glass related working environment

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, learners should be able to work at level 2 or above and should be comfortable working outdoors and at heights.

Where does the training take place?

The National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies has a network of training providers across the country which are led by 'hub' colleges.

Find your local hub.