National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ)
NVQs are competence-based qualifications where you learn practical, work related tasks to help develop the skills and knowledge to do a job effectively.
NVQs are based on national standards for various occupations. The standards say what a competent person on a job could be expected to do. As you progress through the course, you compare your skills and knowledge with these standards as you learn, so you can see what you need to do to meet them.NVQs are available to adults and young people alike. You can take NVQs if:
- you are employed
- you are studying at college and have a part-time or access to a work placement.
- Higher National Certificate or Diploma
- Foundation Degree
- an other vocational specialism.