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NVQs

NVQ’s (National Vocational Qualifications)

NVQ’s are work-related, competence-based qualifications. They reflect the skills and knowledge needed to do a job effectively, and show that a candidate is competent in the area of work the NVQ framework represents.

  • What are NVQs?

    National vocational qualifications (NVQs) are work-related, competence-based qualifications. They reflect the skills and knowledge needed to do a job effectively, and show that a candidate is competent in the area of work the NVQ framework represents.

    Within reason, NVQs do not have to be completed in a specified amount of time. They can be taken by full-time employees or by school and college students with a work placement or part-time job that enables them to develop the appropriate skills. There are no age limits and no special entry requirements.

  • How are NVQs achieved?

    NVQs are achieved through training and assessment through on-the-job observation and questioning. Candidates produce evidence to prove they have the competence to meet the NVQ standards. When new candidates start an NVQ, the assessor will usually help them to:

    • identify their existing competencies.
    • agree on the standard and level they are aiming for.
    • analyse what they need to learn.
    • choose and agree on development activities.
  • What NVQs do we offer?

    We offer a range of NVQs at different levels including Housing at Level 2 and 3, Leadership and Management from supervisor to senior management level, and Customer Service.

  • Leadership and Management NVQs

    The Institute for Leadership and Management offer a range of qualifications from a Level 2 Certificate in Team Leading aimed at practicing team leaders looking to develop consistent, competent performance to a Level 7 Diploma in Management specially designed for senior managers. All of the leadership and management NVQs aim to give participants an opportunity to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding.

  • Customer Service NVQs

    Customer Service NVQs are recognised qualifications for customer service professionals. They help candidates to get a better understanding of what customers really want and candidates are required to present evidence of their customer service skills and performance.

  • Housing NVQs

    Offered at Level 2 or 3 these qualifications reflect the specific skills and knowledge needed to work effectively within the Housing sector. They show that a candidate is competent in the area of work the NVQ framework represents.