The college offers the new, credit-based NVQ
Certificate which involves building up a number of credits to achieve
the full qualification.
An NVQ is the ideal qualification to aim
for if you are working in an administrative role. Candidates will need
to be working in a suitable administration job, either full or part-time, on a
paid or voluntary basis. All candidates must have access to real work in
order to gain the necessary evidence.
recognise the skills and experience which candidates may have gained
over a period of time, or are currently acquiring in their job. Level 3
is appropriate for you if you are working in an administrative role,
have skills and experience of a variety of tasks, and have some autonomy
and responsibility in the work you do.
Most candidates aim to
complete the award within an 18 month period. However, the time scale
is flexible and candidates may finish more quickly if they have been
able to spend a lot of time on their award.
We understand that candidates may have busy work schedules so the
flexible approach is designed to avoid disruption. The sessions are
used to provide assistance and support to candidates who are building
portfolios of evidence, and for review of evidence, planning work to be
undertaken and assessments. Group sessions are arranged subject to demand to enable candidates to
network with others and spend time working on their portfolio.
Having completed one NVQ, many people go on to complete others in
associated subjects such as customer
service, team leading or management, depending on the level of
responsibility and nature of the job. If the level of responsibility
within the current role increases, a higher level within the same
qualification suite can be done. It is also possible to apply for an apprenticeship in Business &
Administration which involves working towards an NVQ Diploma in
Business & Administration at level 4, or you can apply for University.