What are NVQs, How and Why to take NVQs, What qualifications are equvilant to NVQs

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What are NVQs will tell you how and why you should consider taking NVQs. It also tells you what qualifications are equivalent to NVQs.
NVQ's are vocitional courses which are good for people who are practical, hands-on learners as they are mainly assessed in the work-place and have a number of different assessment methods.

Want to find out more about taking an NVQ/QCF, training or Apprenticeship with Pathway Group? Call us today on: 0121 707 0550 or e-mail: info@pathwaygroup.co.uk

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What are NVQs, How and Why to take NVQs, What qualifications are equvilant to NVQs

  1. 1. What are NVQ’s really all about? What they are, why you need them & what are the academic equivalents?
  2. 2. Want to further your qualifications and career but not sure about going down the traditional academic route ? Are you a practical or visual learner? Do you like hands on work? Then, doing an NVQ may be the right option for you!
  3. 3. What are NVQ’s?* NVQ’s are nationally recognised qualifications that give you academic qualifications in conjunction with working. NVQ’s offer you the chance to improve your career whatever your age & they are especially good for people who enjoy practical, hands on learning, outside of the traditional academic environment.
  4. 4. How They Work* NVQ’s are made up of individual units. There are a series of mandatory units & depending on the sector there may also be some additional optional units. As NVQ’s are vocational training most assessment will normally take place on-site, where you are working. The Assessor will agree with the candidate before the assessment what is the best assessment method and they will work from there.
  5. 5. Methods of Assessment: Questions, Questions The Assessor will ask questions relating to the written evidence that a candidate has provided. This is done to make sure that the candidate has a thorough personal knowledge of the subject. The Assessor may ask additional questions to which require knowledge of the subject but aren’t a specific learning topic in the coursework. This makes sure that you have a good understanding beyond minimum requirements Two topics may be mixed to make sure that the candidate has an understanding of both and if they relate, how they do.
  6. 6. Methods of Assessment: Having a Discussion The Assessor records a discussion between themselves and the candidate about assessable areas. The Assessor will as questions about the work that the candidate has recently completed that has been submitted for assessment. Work Based Assessments The Assessor or a witness observes you as you work. You may also need to provide supporting evidence such as working diaries, emails and job and inspection sheets to back this up.
  7. 7. Methods of Assessment: Including Your Prior Experience (Accreditation of Previous Learning: APL) If a candidate has evidence from activities that they have taken place in the past, it may be possible to use as evidence for the NVQ if it is current and relevant. Types of evidence would be certificates, records of courses attended or employers’ references. These will help show that you have additional knowledge which may help you pass the NVQ quicker.
  8. 8. Level Requirements to Pass Equivalents Level 1 Demonstrates a basic knowledge and skills to carry out everyday activities in the work place under supervision. · GCSEs graded D-G · NVQs at Level 1 · Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 1 · Skills for Life · Foundation Diploma · BTEC Awards, Certificates & Diplomas at Level 1 · OCR Nationals · Foundation Learning Tier Pathways Level 2 Demonstrates a good knowledge/understanding of an area of work and the skills to carry out a variety of tasks with some guidance. · GCSEs graded A*-C · NVQs at Level 2 · Level 2 VQs · Key Skills Level 2 · Skills for Life · Higher Diploma · BTEC Awards, Certificates & Diplomas at Level 2 · Functional Skills Level 2 Level 3 Demonstrates a range of expert knowledge, skills and understanding that helps them to work independently. They may also supervise and train others. · AS/A-Levels · Advanced Extension Awards · International Baccalaureate · Key Skills Level 3 · NVQs at Level 3 · Cambridge International Awards · Advanced & Progression Diploma · BTEC Awards, Certificates & Diplomas at Level 3 · BTEC Nationals & OCR Nationals Level 4 Demonstrates specialist technical skill or hold a professional role that involves analysing large amounts of data. You may manage and develop others. · BTEC Professional Diplomas, Certificates & Awards · Certificates of Higher Education Level 5 Demonstrates specialist technical skill or hold a professional role that involves analysing large amounts of data. You may manage and develop others. · HNCs and HNDs · BTEC Professional Diplomas, Certificates & Awards · Diplomas of Higher Education & Further Education, Foundation Degrees & Higher National Diplomas Level 6 Demonstrates specialist technical skill or hold a professional role that involves analysing large amounts of data. You may manage and develop others. · BTEC Advanced Professional Diplomas, Certificates & Awards · Bachelor Degrees, Graduate Certificates & Diplomas Level 7 Demonstrates operational and strategic management within a middle/senior management role. · Advanced Professional Awards, Certificates & Diplomas · Masters Degrees, Postgraduate Certificates & Diplomas Level 8 Demonstrates operational and strategic management within a middle/senior management role. · Award, Certificate & Diploma in Strategic Direction · Doctorates NVQ’s & Their Academic Equivalents
  9. 9. Want More Information? Want more information on NVQ’s for yourself or your staff? Thinking of taking on an Apprentice? Or want to run an Apprenticeship course? Pathway group is a training provider that specialises in offering skills training that is specific to your area of expertise. To find out more contact us today: E-mail: info@pathwaygroup.co.uk Or call: 0121 707 0550

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