NVQs London TenDean, Training


Course Description

Studying for an NVQ is a great way to expand your knowledge – without having to stick to a schedule. Whether you’re still at school or you’re already in a job, an NVQ provides all the practical skills and knowledge which you need to start your new career and break into your chosen industry.

What is an NVQ?

An NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) is a site based way of learning – which is carried out at a college, school, or workplace.

Each NVQ level involves a range of tasks and activities that are designed to test you on your ability to do a job effectively.

You may start out by applying your knowledge to basic tasks, and progress by improving your skills to the next levels.

How to get NVQ?

National Vocational Qualification can be obtained through training and drills which are conducted under the supervision of an examiner. Candidates must prove that they are competent to meet NVQ standards. After completing the training, the examiner (assessor) certifies that the candidate has the necessary knowledge, understanding and practical experience, ensuring the proper performance of tasks in the workplace.

The assessor usually helps candidates approaching NVQ:

  • Determine the skills you already have

  • Set the level and standards to be achieved

  • Analyze what you will need to learn

  • Select and establish activities that will achieve the required skills

It is possible to make an appointment with your employer or supervisor to perform specific tasks that will allow you to obtain the appropriate level of skills.

Candidates compare the results of their work with existing standards, observe what they have already achieved and what else they have to do to achieve skill level required for an NVQ. This system is suitable for candidates who already possess certain skills and need to improve them, as well as for those who start from scratch. The flexibility of the system allows an input of new learning method.

Definition of NVQ

NVQ are divided into 5 levels depending on the skills required. The following definitions provide general rules for moving from one level to the next.

  • NVQ 1 – Basic knowledge of various types of routine and predictable work activities.

  • NVQ 2 – knowledge of various types of professional activities performed in a different context, some of them may be unusual and require a certain level of independence and responsibility. Collaboration with other team members.

  • NVQ 3 – Competence in a wide range of professional knowledge and work performed in a variety of circumstances, most of which are complex and atypical. A clear level of independence and responsibility, with supervision and guidance from others as needed.

  • NVQ 4 – extensive knowledge and professional skills, covering complex technical issues, significant independence and responsibility; also with responsibility for the work of others and the use of resources.

  • NVQ 5 – professional knowledge, also covering fundamental and detailed knowledge, allowing you to work in all circumstances, including those unpredictable. A very high level of independence and responsibility, and significant responsibility for the work of others and the use of resources. Analytical, diagnostic and design skills. Planning, execution and evaluation of the quality of work.

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