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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I've never done any qualifications so when there was the chance to do an NVQ I said I'd do it.
Jackie Bijkerk, of Key Training, said: "We provide Winn Solicitors with advice, guidance and support to all their staff training towards their NVQ in business administration.
"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.
The PSG has already secured funding from the UK government for the development of NVQs, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships in the industry and research into additional qualifications.
As an apprentice you get a paid job, a structured training programme and the chance to gain qualifications like NVQs. Learning is a combination of on-the-job training and day-release college.
2 Qualifications: Bill did NVQs in Business Administration and has also done courses in IT and computers.
The purpose of this paper is to explore NVQs in Management in terms of their take-up and progression into academic postgraduate (Master's) programmes.
Organizations getting started with NVQs will find Pitman Publishing's series of booklets called Skillscans an invaluable aid.
THIS SHORT REPORT, COMMISSIONED FROM the Policy Studies Institute by the National Council for Vocational Qualifications, sets out to "undertake a review of the literature on the costs and benefits to employers of NVQs, to critically appraise the information, and to ...
Following the introduction of National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) in Yout Training (YT) in 1990, this article reports the consequences of this change for the scope and standards of general education in British courses of initial training for the building trades.
Partner Logistics are encouraging staff to reach their full potential by offering National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) to help consolidate and develop existing skills into formal credentials.