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 reception team at Newcastle-based Winn Solicitors have begun training to gain their NVQ customer services accreditation in order to provide an even better service.
The biggest increase was for level 2 NVQs, which saw a record rise of 67%.
They include NVQs, which are very practical and usually involve spending four days at work and one day at college every week.
First, management NVQs will be compared with other management qualifications currently available to organizations which wish to enhance the effectiveness of their managers.
It then describes NVQs and SVQs for the warehousing industry, together with appropriate sources of advice, help and funding.
The NVQ delivery included three qualifications for advisers; NVQ Contact Centre Operations, NVQ Customer Service and Telesales, each of which was mapped to the job roles.
Prima offers specialised transport training packages which include NVQ Level 2 Road Passenger Vehicle Driving, Driving Heavy Goods, Passenger Carrying Vehicle Driving Training, Carry and Deliver and Driving Instruction NVQs.
Many of the staff are now eager to work towards NVQs level three.
NVQs are based on national occupational standards describing what competent people in a particular occupation are expected to be able to do.
Ten workers at the company's production and cold storage site in Headcorn have gained NVQs in Food Manufacturing.
The Modern Apprenticeship Scheme is a broader qualification, based on NVQs plus key skills and a specific industry qualification.
Users will gain qualifications, such as NVQs, and work experience for future employment.