National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) are work based qualifications that are achieved through assessment and training. There are no examinations.
To achieve an NVQ, you must prove that you have the ability to carry out your job to the required standard. NVQs are based on National Occupational Standards that describe the competencies expected in any given job role. Typically, you will work towards an NVQ that reflects your role in a paid or voluntary position. For example someone working in an administrative office role may take an NVQ in Business and Administration. However, the Occupational Standards are generic and the NVQ Level 3 is made up of IT, Accounts, Customer Service and Secretarial Units making a flexible qualification to fit most job roles.
There are five Levels of NVQ ranging from Level 1, with the emphasis on basic work activities, to Level 5 for senior management.
Level 3 involves the application of knowledge in a broad range of varied work activities performed in a wide variety of contexts, most of which are complex and non-routine. There is considerable responsibility and autonomy and control or guidance of others is often required.
To apply for this course, you need to be in employment as your assessment is based on evidence from your workplace. There are no formal requirements, but it may be preferable to have completed a Level 2 course prior to undertaking Level 3.
Tuition Fee: TBC on application
Examination/Registration Fee: TBC on application
Administration Fee: £10.00
You may not have to pay course fees - please see our financial support pages.
Awarding Body: Edexcel
Level: Level 3
Duration: Flexible (maximum 36 hours)
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