In July 2010, at the inaugural National Conference of the Glass Qualifications Authority Ltd which was held in the Network Centre of leading facade, window and solar systems specialist, Schueco UK Limited a Schueco employee, Anthony Blake, won the award for Best Practice in Assessment.
Anthony has been an avid supporter of the NVQ process since gaining his own NVQ shortly after joining Schueco in 2003. Since then, he has become one of the most experienced Assessors within Schueco and has qualified as an Internal Verifier. He is now the NVQ Co-ordinator at the Schueco Training Centre, which offers NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 Qualifications to both installers and fabricators.
The Glass Qualifications Authority (GQA) has been the sole custodian of national qualifications for those working in glass-related occupations for twenty years, but this is the first year in which the GQA has carried out its own awards, which made Julys event rather special.
Schueco UK Limited has worked closely with the GQA since July 2001 when it became an approved Glass Qualifications Authority Centre. More recently, the GQA has accredited a wide range of Schueco customer training courses and now also provides the highly sought-after Schueco/GQA Skill Card for excellence aimed at Curtain Wall Installers.
According to Mick Clayton, Deputy Chief Executive of the GQA, the strength of the bond between GQA and Schueco made the Network Centre at Milton Keynes an obvious first choice for the GQAs very first conference.
Commenting on the day, he said: It was hugely important that we put on an informative and well-run inaugural conference and the Schueco Network Centre is the most impressive venue I have visited for any conference, I lost count of the number of times delegates commented to me on how apt it was that we should hold our first Conference in such fantastic surroundings.
For further details of the facilities and availability of the Schueco Network Centre, please contact the Marketing Department, Schueco UK Ltd, Whitehall Avenue, Kingston, Milton Keynes MK10 0AL. Tel: (01908) 282111 or visit the website: www.schueco.co.uk