City & Guilds NVQ’s (National Vocational Qualifications)

Through our associate Company Pilot IMS Ltd, who are a certificated provider for City & Guilds, we can offer City and Guilds qualifications in a range of subjects. More often than not we can identify and locate subsidies for the range of courses you require your staff to undertake.

The courses we can offer are: Click on the course title for more information

What is an NVQ?

NVQ’s were introduced widely in the 1990′s. National Vocational Qualifications are statements of performance standards which describe what competent people in a particular occupation are expected to be able to do. They cover all the main aspects of an occupation, including current best practice, the ability to adapt to future requirements and the knowledge and understanding which underpins competent performance.

A National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) shows that you can do the work for which it has been awarded to national standards. It means you are competent in this kind of work. NVQs are qualifications for work and show you can actually do a job, and not simply that you know how to do it in theory. They are made up of units which describe the skills and knowledge needed to do a job effectively.

Benefits for the Candidate

Upon completion of the NVQ the candidate will be awarded with their City & Guilds certification an internationally recognised and well respected award. This stays with the candidate throughout his/her life and gives recognition of his/her ability at the current work and proves a level of competence in a transferable skill.

Candidates completing an NVQ do not have to finish within a set period however there is usually a practical time limit applied due to the need for assessors to be available to assess the candidates work.

Benefits for the employer

  • Closer adherence to company procedures
  • Identification of training needs
  • Improved quality of production
  • Safer production operations; fewer reportable accidents and entries in the accident book Correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Adherence to company safety signage
  • Improved internal communications
  • Increased incidence of feedback on company documentation
  • Improved morale
  • reduced absentee rate and improved timekeeping
  • Improved team work
  • Increased number of valid suggestions for the workplace
  • Increased number of hazard alerts

It would be anticipated that the performance improvements resulting from a training programme would show up in various performance measures. These may be identified through the ongoing measurement of some of the Key Performance Indicators used as an integral part of a company’s management processes.

NVQ Assessment Process