What is NVQ qualifications?
NVQ’s are work-oriented vocational qualifications. Unlike traditional qualifications, they can be tailored to suit the learner’s need.
There are no final exams. Instead, NVQ’s focus on the learners skills, knowledge and behaviour within the workplace.
There are no academic entry requirements, but candidates must be working in a position in which they can gain the evidence necessary to prove competent performance.
The University of South Wales offers two NVQ’s qualifications:
- NVQ’s in Supply Chain Management Level 3 and 5 are nationally recognised qualifications derived from the Supply Chain Management and Logistics National Occupational Standards (NOS) in consultation with UK organisations and their managers in the public, private and voluntary sectors. The NVQ promotes best practice in the main commercial aspects of procurement, contract management and inventory and skills management.
- NVQ’s in Management and Leadership at Levels 5 and 7 (Strategic Management & Leadership). These qualifications are nationally recognised and will allow you to gain recognition for the skills, knowledge and understanding gained within your vocational area. Based on the National Occupational Standards, they have been developed by the Management Standards Centre (MSC) through consultation with UK organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors.
There is no fixed start date for the NVQ in Supply Chain Management or the NVQ in Management at Levels 3, 5 and 7.
Registration occurs throughout the year.
PLEASE NOTE: Completion is required within 12-18 months.
NVQ in Supply Chain Management
NVQ in Management and Leadership
Note: There are no final exams. Instead, NVQ’s focus on the learners skills, knowledge and behaviour within the workplace. Evidence is gathered at your place of work. Normally, meetings will also be held at your place of work to minimise disruption to your normal routine.
You are expected to complete your NVQ within no more than 18 months of making the initial enquiry. In order to do this, it is important to ensure that you are meeting your adviser/assessor every 6-8 weeks with completed units.
Level 3 Diploma in Supply Chain Management
Candidates must complete a minimum of 14 units, totalling at least 42 credits, made up from mandatory and optional units.
The qualification is structured within six categories with candidates having to choose a specific number of units from each category.
Level 5 Diploma in Supply Chain Management
Candidates must complete a minimum of 14 units, totalling at least 60 credits, made up of mandatory and optional units.
The qualification is structured within five categories with candidates having to choose a specific number of units from each category.
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership
Candidates must complete 5 mandatory units worth 31 credits.
The remaining credit in this diploma (24 credits) is made up by selecting a minimum of 24 credits from further optional unit.
Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership
Candidates must complete 5 mandatory units worth 80 credits and a further 3 or 4 optional units totalling 120 credits to achieve this qualification.
Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership
To gain the full NVQ the candidate will need to achieve a minimum of 45 credits, including the 3 mandatory units (16 credits) and a minimum of 29 credits from a further optional courses list ensuring that overall they have a minimum of 35 credits at Level 7.