National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) or Competence-based qualifications reflect the skills and knowledge needed to do a job effectively. They are work-based qualifications that give learners the opportunity to demonstrate their competence in the area of work or job role to which the qualification relates.
NVQs/Competence-based qualifications are outcomes-based with no fixed learning programme, allowing flexibility in their delivery to meet the individual learner’s needs. The qualifications are based on the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for the sector, which define what employees, or potential employees, must be able to do and know, and how well they should undertake work tasks and work roles.
First of all you need to be working in the vocational area that you want to be qualified in. So if you are looking for an NVQ in Engineering Maintenance, then that is what you should be doing, at the level required.
We use the OneFile e-portfolio to track your progress, and even your employer or parent can have their own access.
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We use the industry wide e-portfolio from OneFile. This allows learners to access their portfolio from any mobile device, so you can access it on your smartphone in the workplace or on site. With the OneFile app on your phone you can video or photograph or audio record your evidence, straight into your portfolio.
There are many ways to provide evidence, such as:
Recently, most building sites require workers on site to have a CSCS card. These can be for labourers, skilled worked etc. Some of our NVQ’s will allow you to get the skilled worker card.