An NVQ is a National Vocational Qualification. The NVQ is a work based qualification which recognises the skills and knowledge a person needs to do a job. The candidate needs to demonstrate and prove their competency in their chosen role or career path. It is the process by which a practicing professional with a minimum of three years experience is awarded recognition and a qualification for the job they are doing, without having to go to college or take time off work!
Each candidate is given a personal NVQ assessor. The assessor’s job is to give the guidance and support necessary for the candidate to evidence his working history at the correct level / standard. It’s not rocket science and if there are parts of the process which are unclear, it is the assessor’s responsibility to bring clarity and understanding.
The standards of each NVQ are met by a variety of means such as completing a Knowledge Questionnaire, sometimes called the candidate’s statement, assessor’s report and or professional discussion, copies of certificates, qualifications and site documentation. The standards of the NVQ’s are set in accordance with the National Occupation Standard and offered by awarding bodies such as the CITB or EDEXCEL and are delivered via NVQ assessment or training centres. These qualifications are recognised throughout the world!
The NVQ OSAT (On Site Assessment and Training) process is a profiling exercise which is carried out in a systematic fashion, led by the assessor. Management NVQ’s are primarily evidenced by submitting site records and completing a knowledge questionnaire online.
There are two aspects of a candidates working life which are assessed, that which they do and that which they know. These are known as the knowledge and performance criteria.
The assessor is there to assist, assess and to ensure that eligible candidates gain their qualifications as efficiently as possible.
All NVQ’s are delivered in sections called Units. There are primary compulsory units and a choice of secondary optional units, some of which have to be completed to ensure that the qualification standards are met in full. Candidates are able to select some optional units which best reflect their working history and knowledge.
Each unit in of itself is broken down into mini sections with a learning aim specific to each mini section. A learning aim can be explained as that which a learner should know or confidently be able to exercise and evidence as part of the NVQ process.
As an NVQ provider to the construction industry I am asked to provide NVQ’s on a daily basis for senior management candidates. I start off with my interview with the candidates by explaining, if they dont already know, that an NVQ is a process where by the candidate is awarded, via an assessment process, the qualification for the job they are doing. I then investigate the candidate’s current working situation and immediate working history in order to place them on the correct NVQ.
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What other NVQ services do you supply?
Other than providing NVQ’s in the QCF framework, we are also able to Mentor candidates who have already embarked on their NVQ’s with other providers. We provide online interactive knowledge questionnaire assistance, providing the necessary support and guidance to assist eligible candidates to complete their knowledge questionnaires to the required standard. Again, please complete our contact form if you wish to discuss current prices and if you have any further questions. We will be pleased to respond to your inquiry.
All our services are available to our candidates and to other candidates registered with other assessment centres. We are available to assist and guide all management candidates.
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NVQ, The Next Step
If you are interested and you would like to be put in touch with an assessor, the next step for you is to complete our ‘Assessor’ Contacts Form, right/below.
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- a copy of your latest CV (download Sample CV Doc here)
- our one page RFI, Request For Information form (download Blank RFI Doc here)