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What are NVQ’s?
The term National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) means the qualification has been approved by the Qualifications Curriculum Authority. NVQ’s are work related competence based qualifications which involve the assessment of the skills, knowledge and abilities of an individual. They are available to anyone at any age or stage of their career and they are very flexible and accessible.
NVQs in Care are based on National Occupation Standards set in consultation with the Care Sector and are recognised by employers in the UK and abroad. To gain an NVQ in care the individual will be assessed through the evaluation of work-based performance, presenting evidence, witness testimony and questioning. A portfolio of evidence is produced to demonstrate the candidate can perform to the required standards.
What are the benefits of NVQ’s?
NVQs in Health and Social Care are for those who want to gain a qualification to improve their standards and further their knowledge in their working environment. They offer the opportunity for personal development and enhanced career prospects. For example, an NVQ level 3 provides a career path into Nursing or Management and the ability to work abroad in certain countries.
For employers, having a workforce with the right skills and qualifications is both a requirement under the National Minimum Standards and essential for a successful business. Our programs are designed to help your employees develop the knowledge and skills required and to give them nationally recognised qualifications.
NVQ’s are open to candidates at any age, of either gender and there are no entry barriers on the grounds of race, creed or previous academic attainment or learning. However, candidates must be employed in a workplace relevant to the occupational standards for Health and Social Care to enable them to complete the qualification successfully.