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Business Planning: A Guide to Business Start-Up by David Butler

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Chapter 16   The NVQChapter 16   assessmentChapter 16   process

The history and purpose of NVQs

National Vocational Qualifications and the equivalent Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) have been with us since the late-1980s. The 1986 government White Paper ‘Working Together: Education and Training’ led to the formation of the National Council for Vocational Qualifications (NCVQ), recently replaced by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), to create and operate the NVQ system.

National Vocational Qualifications were originally intended to offer a framework of assessment by means of which working people who had no formal or academic qualifications could achieve formal recognition of their competence or expertise in a particular ...

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