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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Mark Mattless, a planner at Partner Logistics, who is in the process of completing his NVQ in Business Information Technology, commented: "Having the opportunity to progress in the trade and get recognised qualifications has boosted my confidence and made me more determined to succeed.
These NVQ s are the latest in our work based training schemes that help to support our business whist also helping our employees gain the experience that is often quoted as being critical for obtaining employment in the first place.
Our customers can be confident that the NVQ award holder can carry out their work to a national standard, approved by edexcel and The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority.
After all, NVQs are work-based qualifications, although I think at times we have completely lost that original concept.
NVQs are work-related, competence-based qualifications that reflect the skills and knowledge needed to do a job effectively.
So far, 16 members of staff at the Gloucester site have completed NVQs in partnership with South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, thanks to Partner Logistics' investment in continuing professional development programmes.
And now the 23-year-old is taking her Level 2 NVQs in administration and team leading through an apprenticeship with training provider Babcock to further her career and help her achieve her ambitions.
Appreticeships iclude the followig basic elemets: NVQs - geerally suitable for people who are employed or o placemet for more tha 16 hours a week but who wat to icrease their qualificatios.
The national road traffic accident specialists are increasing the number of their employees taking NVQs and apprenticeships, with 66 members of staff currently training for their qualification.
I want to carry on as far as possible with NVQs and hopefully open by own shop one day.