National Vocational Qualification

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National Vocational Qualification

A general term for work-related, competency-based qualifications which are intended to reflect the skill set needed for effective job performance. NVQs represent national standards recognised by employers in the UK and have been divided into 5 levels, from Level 1—competence to apply knowledge in performing routine and predictable tasks—to Level 5—competence to apply fundamental principles across broad and often unpredictable situations, for which there is substantial personal autonomy and often significant responsibility for the work of others, allocating substantial resources, personal accountability for analysis, diagnosis, design, planning, execution and assessment.
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The figures are remarkable and are testament to the continued work of the NVQ scheme team and the commitment of our drivers.
Mr Wilkinson said: "This NVQ has been adopted by several counties as the benchmark for the taxi industry and we expect it will soon become mandatory in the North-East.
Working within the NVQ programme, the organisation has established Skillset Standards and Qualifications.
Our staff have worked closely with colleagues at NBS throughout the development and delivery of all of the NVQ programmes.
The 11 drivers to gain NVQ level 2 were Amar Hussain, Mohammad Sajjad, Muhammed Afzal, Faqir Mohammad, Rani Ghulam Fatima, Khalid Mahmood, Mohammad Yousaf, Muhammed Ali Khan, Rashid Ahmed, Liaqat Ali Javaid and Farid Hussain.
Cheryl Stephens, NVQ centre manager, said: 'We've had a big rise in staff studying for and achieving qualifications.
The whole workforce at Deerness Fencing, the leading fencing contractor in the North-East, has set new standards for the company by tackling their NVQ Level 2 qualification in fencing.
Mr Cartwright, training manager at LP Gas, part of the Centrica Group has become only the second person in the UK to have completed NVQ Level 5 in training and development.
HANNAH started her Level One NVQ in Practical Caring Skills (3560) in August 1999.
The NVQ results come out today - giving students four weeks to sort out a degree course before the A-level results are published.
Audrey Douglas, who turned 70 on December 23, received an NVQ certificate to mark her successful completion of the level two qualification in health and social care.
This resulted in 84 employees completing the NVQ in 2008, and a further 50 waiting for external verification.