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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And National Vocational Qualifications are also very flexible.
A THEY are widely accepted but there are other qualifications which are equally acceptable, including the UK Exercise and Fitness Awards or the Scottish and National Vocational Qualifications in Coaching.
Cranswick, manufacturers of quality premium cooked meats, have made use of a number of Eltec workforce development initiatives, including Investors in People, National Vocational Qualifications, and high level management development programmes, all of which have contributed to a reduction in staff turnover and helped to double turnover in the last eighteen months.
For those who prefer - or need - qualifications alternative to degrees from universities, there are national vocational qualifications in records management (Dakers and Hare 1996).
This book contains the first comprehensive description of functional analysis, the method developed to define occupational standards and National Vocational Qualifications. It also discusses changes in contemporary work patterns, arguing that a new model of occupational competence is needed - the job competence model.
So far 65 skilled workers have been qualified in mason and auto mechanic trades according to National Vocational Qualifications Framework.
NVQs: National Vocational Qualifications are job-based programmes that can be taken at a number of levels.
All apprenticeships lead to National Vocational Qualifications and key skills qualifications.
The course will lead to National Vocational Qualifications at Level 3 and also a Foundation degree on successful completion of the course.
National Vocational Qualifications from level two customer service to level four management have been passed by staff in the hospitality, catering, reception and housekeeping departments.
The awards were presented to 13 candidates who were successful in apprenticeships, National Vocational Qualifications and Entry to Employment qualifications.

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