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Nationwide Windows becomes GQA Approved Centre

Leading public sector and new build door and window supplier, Nationwide Windows Ltd is delighted to announce that it has become a GQA Approved Centre for training.


Operations Director Daryl Cashmore explains: “At Nationwide, investment in our team is a vital part of our ongoing success. We had, for many years, worked with a third party GQA training centre for our NVQs, and when they ceased operating in the sector, we took the decision to bring our training in-house. After talks with GQA Qualifications we began the application process and – based on our technical competencies, processes, facility, equipment, health and safety, and other factors such as our CSCS membership – we are now able to offer assessment and training under the guidance of one of the industry’s most recognised bodies.


“In line with this we welcome David Naylor to the team as Trainer/Inspector. David has an extensive background in training and assessment and has been instrumental in helping to achieve our new status. We believe we offer one of the most comprehensive lists of qualifications in our industry, which is detailed in our listing on the ‘Approved Centres’ page of the GQA website (”


David adds: “I’m very pleased to join the team at Nationwide Windows. I previously specialised in training and assessment at Derby College, and it is fantastic to be able to bring my expertise in this area to Nationwide. The whole team is very proud to have achieved the GQA approved status. Since doing so in November of last year, we have already enrolled 14 members of staff and are likely to have more than 100 people working towards qualifications with us before the end of 2016, across all of our sites. The first person to enroll is set to achieve his qualification in March, so watch this space.”


Mick Clayton, Chief Executive of GQA Qualifications comments: “It isn’t an easy feat to become an Approved Centre for delivery of nationally recognised Qualifications but it is testament to the commitment of Nationwide to their workforce that they have achieved that very status with GQA Qualifications. Employee development is a key contributor to the success of any organization, and training and assessment will undoubtedly highlight the skills within the company to customers and industry bodies alike. We are delighted that Nationwide Windows has taken this step and look forward to their success as a GQA Approved Centre.”