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NVQ Training and Development


A group of us at work are currently working towards NVQ Training and Development Level 4, A1 and V1 awards. We are all having difficulty understanding the performance and knowledge requirement terminology, eg what evidence they actually want us to produce. Does anyone know of any books or resources which we could use to help us please? I have looked on Amazon and searched on the internet, but have not found anything helpful.

Any help or advice would be much appreciated.

Pauline Miller

4 Responses

  1. NVQ assessment book
    It is a while since I did any NVQ Assessment but I do remember the frustration with the particularities of the terminology. One of the reasons NVQs never really took off, in my view, was the unecessary complexity of the language as well as the unwieldy rigmarole of evidence collection and assessment. But do persist, it gets easier with time.
    As to a book, try:
    The NVQ Assessor, Verifier and Candidate Handbook: A Practical Guide to Units A1, A2 and V1, and STTTLSS Domain E
    by Ros Ollin and Jenny Tucker
    You should be able to get the latest revised edition (4th Ed?) on Amazon.

  2. A1 Help
    Hi Pauline
    I used NVQ Assessment to the A1 Standards by P. Liron and I found it very helpful. It is very well structured and easy to use. Hope you find this helpful and good luck:-)

    X C

  3. Thank you for suggestions
    Thank you both for the suggestions. I will suggest that we purchase these.

  4. Help from awarding body
    Dear Pauline – it seems wrong that you are struggling with what’s require of you on your own. Your awarding body should have guidance and the extenal verifier (EV) who is appointed by the awarding body should also be able to advise what is required. This is important because experience suggests that different EVs can demand different amounts and forms of evidence. This is not how it should be but it does seem to be the case so it makes sense to talk to this person. You may also find definitions/explanations on the QIA excellence gateway


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