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Certificate or NVQ?


I am considering which training course to take - I have experience as a TEFL teacher and with training in Libraries. I am interested in both corporate training and 'basic skills' training as possible careers, but am unsure which qualification to go for.
From my research I can see an equal number of jobs asking for either the CITP or C&G.
Does anyone have any advice?

many thanks,

Emma Konopka

4 Responses

  1. Adverts
    Take a look at what Job Adverts often ask people to possess to give you some guidance here.

  2. Cetificate or C&G
    Gary is right to suggest looking at job ads. It does seem that most prefer CIPD qualifications/membership.

  3. Both are valid
    I have the CPT and I’m working towards the level 4 Learning & Development award – both are very useful qualifications to have!

    The CTP is a good ‘starter’ and gives you associate memebership of the CIPD.

    Personally, I have found the NVQ to be more relevant and it has opened more options as I’m now a qualified NVQ Assessor and Internal Verifier.

  4. CTP traininer willing to give more info
    I am a free lance (and unbiased) CTP trainer and would be happy to discuss the course in more detail with you – off line – if that would be helpful. This would at least build one side of the picture for you. If you do, perhaps the web moderator can pass on my e-mail adress.

    Caroline Sullivan


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