NATIONAL VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (NVQ)
We are an awarding organization for the National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ). This is the program introduced by the Federal Government of Nigeria to the education system, for both private and public sectors. It is designed to eradicate the inability to harmonize the activities in the classroom and the requirements or expectations of learning outcomes by employers and society. School leavers are expected to display the relevant skills, dexterity and competency in carrying out their job specifications or roles. The framework offers accreditation for competency and recognizes not only the skills to do the job, but provides the background (underpinning) knowledge to help learners understand why we work in the manner we do and the consequences of not being competent and working within legislative guidelines.
What We Do
We are accredited by the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Education, with National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) as regulators, to be the external moderator to assure quality for the National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ). The National Occupational Classifications as it relates to Occupational Standards are incubated in the NVQ programs. Therefore, we assure competency delivery to:
- Learning providers
- Training outlets
We assure standards as required or expected with a view to ensuring that there is consistency in interpretation and application for the National Occupational Standards.
National Occupational Standards (NOS)
The NOS is the expected learning outcomes as spelt out by the various Sector Skill Councils in collaboration with the industries. The various Sector Skill Councils are expected to classify the various levels of competency that the worker should display in carrying out their various job specifications or roles.
The NOS are not static, they are regularly being changed, as new ways of doing things emerge, and also as new trades or divisions within a trade capsule become apparent.
The NOS call for continuous professional development for its practitioners to fill in the gap in skill acquisition and the expected job performance or role. Read more