National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) were practical work-based awards in England, Wales and Northern Ireland that are achieved through assessment and training.

In 2015 this regulatory framework was withdrawn and replaced with the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and so NVQ’s are no longer the official name for such qualifications, however, the term “NVQ” may still be used in RQF qualifications if they “are based on recognised occupational standards, work-based and/or simulated work-based assessment and where they confer occupational competence” therefore much confusion exists and many of the RQF qualifications of today are still known as NVQ’s and have NVQ Diploma or NVQ Certificate in the qualification title.

We hope that this information has helped but if it hasn’t then don’t worry because our team will ensure that you have all the correct advice prior to signing up onto our qualifications.