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Super

ProA way to better one's self.

ConsNone.

Having either studied for an NVQ or two and also helped to train up some other people in various subjects too, I feel that I am in a fairly good position to be able to write a review on the subject. Of course I may well be writing it from a very slight biased viewpoint, but my understanding is...

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Excellent

“ NVQ's. Are they worth it?”

published 21/06/2005

ProUseful for practical jobs

Conslots of questions to be answered

Reading Stef1's review on NVQ's I decided that I'd give you my experience of this qualification as I have carried mine out at college for the last 2 years. What are NVQ's? Introduced in 1988. National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) are work-related, competence-based qualifications. They reflect...

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Excellent

ProMakes getting a job as a carer easier, proves comp...

ConsA bit repetitive

NVQ In Care Train and gain evidence of competence The awards to be achieved are: National Vocational Qualifications in Care. Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 Mine is a City and Guilds qualification. For each unit there is a certificate then a certificate on completion with all units on. Work at a...

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Excellent

“NVQ 2 and 3 In Care”

published 14/04/2005

ProGot a pay rise!

ConsGot a head ache! but had fun

I work as a Social Care Worker (well that's my job title) you will probably know me better as a Carer and before that we were called Home helps. These days we all have to have a fancy job title to make us feel important don't we. My employer, a large care company that has several nursing homes...

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Satisfactory

“NVQ do or NVQ don't?”

published 18/04/2005

ProSomething many people have to do, can be a useful ...

ConsFar too much complex paperwork for a vocational qu...

The reasons for doing the National Vocational Qualifications or NVQ are vast and wide-ranging. NVQ's are becoming a vital part of the workplace particularly in the manufacturing and service sectors were they are slowly becoming a prerequisite before starting work in such fields. In my field, the...

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Excellent

“Could you NVQ?”

published 07/09/2004

ProRecognised by employers, relevant to work

ConsNone that I can think of.

As some of you will know, I have recently passed my NVQ level 4 in Accounting with the AAT, so I thought that I would write and tell you all a little bit about NVQ’s (or SVQ’s (Scottish Vocational Qualification's) if you are in Scotland). NVQ stands for National Vocational Qualification which, as...

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Excellent

“GO FOR GOLD”

published 05/08/2001

ProGood stepping stone into employment

ConsDoesn't pay well.

So you want to be a ? Training for Adults I am a Trainer/Assessor and work with the adult unemployed. One of the most popular qualifications is the NVQ, these are National Vocational Qualifications. NVQ’s cover almost every work discipline there is, the standards for these qualifications...

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Excellent

“When GCSE's aren't enough!”

published 05/09/2003

ProGood Basic Training, relevant to course

Consexpensive lots of coursework

Before I get started I want to admit that I am not a curricular person by any means. I couldn't wait to get out of school. That meant no A levels and I soon dropped out of my BTEC at college, prefering to get what I then called 'work experience', but looking back I guess it was more like slave...

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Super

ProMotivational.

Consself discipline.

I was lucky enough to be enrolled on one of these by, my then employer as a gift! (The cost was £140). N.V.Q. or National Vocational Qualification in full, is a training method which allows the candidate to gain knowledge through use of observation, projects, oral and written questions, testimony...

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Super

“If the Light Is On...”

published 15/08/2006

Probetter understanding

Conscan be hard in places

I have done both my NVQ level 2 and just finished my level 3, unlike others at my work place I got mine free as I was under 25 at the time, were as our employer has to pay. I wanted to have level 2 and 3 under my belt so I could move up the ladder and one day be the boss ( if only!! ) I work with...

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Super

“NVQ Business Administration.”

published 18/07/2005

ProWork focused, competence based

ConsRepetitive, heavy paperwork to lug about

Many people thought I was mad last September, when I decided to go back to the local College to do a Business Admin NVQ. Even some of my tutors thought I was mad.... "You've got a degree, what do you need an NVQ for? You're going backwards, it's a Masters you're after!" Actually, NO you're all...

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Super

“NVQ? Could you?”

published 16/06/2005

ProGood stepping stone, can do at work, not full time...

ConsLong and drawn out process

I am currently doing an NVQ level 3 in customer service and thought i'd write a little about it as i have found it really worthwile. Firstly, i heard through a recruitment company that if you are 25yrs or under your employer has to let you do an NVQ if you wish to do one. Also, if you choose the...

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Super

“Looking after your future”

published 03/09/2002

ProWork at your own pace

ConsYou need to be self disciplined

I am an NVQ Trainer/Assessor for a training provider. If you are wondering what Modern Apprencticeships and NVQ's are about, this op will hopefully answer any of your questions. What are NVQ's? NVQ stands for National Vocational Qualification. This means that they are work related qualifications...

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Excellent

“NVQ's - My advice to you”

published 10/12/2002

Propayment as well as a known qualification

Conscan be hard work and stressful at times

My Experience: I have recently completed an NVQ2 in Administration, and I believe it is much better than being at school for the following reasons; I have money in the bank I have more freedom I am gaining experience early on I am more confident I feel my family (parents) treat me more like an...

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Good

“NVQ Is it for you”

published 06/12/2000

ProVariety of subjects & levels

ConsThere can be much away from the college work

NVQ obviuosly covers a huge range of skills, levels and subjects so I won't be generalising. I did an NVQ in administration level 3 after leaving school and before starting work. They said the course would take 1.5 - 2 yrs depending on my progress. It was done in 6 months - so if you have the...

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