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Last edited 21 Jul 2020
National vocational qualification
National vocational qualifications (NVQ’s) are qualifications in a vocational (work-based) subject set at 5 levels ranging from Level 1, which focuses on basic work activities, to Level 5 for senior management. Levels two and three correspond to GCSEs and A-levels.
NVQ’s are competency based; candidates need to demonstrate they have suitable skills, knowledge and understanding to carry out the tasks associated with the occupation. They are assessed based on practical assignments and a portfolio of evidence.
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