Class of its own

Bohle has formed a new partnership with The Vocational College and GQA to offer a new NVQ-accredited unit in UV bonding technology.

Originally developed in Germany, Bohle has been running its UK UV bonding customer training course for over 15 years.

Now it has partnered with The Vocational College, the largest provider of glass-related qualifications in the UK and qualification awarding organisation GQA, to offer a UV Bonding Unit as part of the GQA Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Glass Processing (QCF) and GQA Level 3 Diploma.

Amanda Carr, Bohle’s business development executive, said: “There is a lot of exciting technology out there, which will allow glass processors to push the boundaries of design and innovation. Understanding their safe application is the key which unlocks what is incredible potential.

“Our new partnerships with the Vocational College and GQA represent a real and meaningful move toward closing the skills gap, as well as raising the industry’s profile and setting exemplary standards.”

The Bohle UV Bonding Unit is worth five credits towards either accreditation. It builds on Bohle’s existing in-house customer training programme through the addition of a series of Q&A and practical assessments to achieve NVQ unit status.

It is delivered in Bohle’s showroom and training suite and covers optimum environments for UV bonding covering everything from room and glass temperature to storage of adhesives.

It also explores glass requirements and cleaning to safe manual handling, UV light and equipment and adhesive application, curing and clamping.