CoVE - Centre of Vocational Excellence

BLCW - Business Link Cheshire & Warrington

CLP - Cheshire Learning Partnership

D/deaf - refers to those Deaf people who describe themselves as British Sign Language users, and share a cultural identity as part of a linguistic minority within the Deaf community.

Deaf - refers to those deaf people with a hearing loss who consider themselves to have a hearing loss and feel more at ease within the Hearing world.

EBLO - Education Business Link Organisation

ESF - European Social Fund

ESOL - English Speakers of Other Languages

IAG - Information Advice and Guidance for Adults

ICT - Information and Communications Technology

LIF - Local Initiatives Fund

LIDF - Local Interventions and Development Fund

LLL - Lifelong Learning

LSC - Learning and Skills Council

NVQ - National Vocational Qualifications (
see Summary of NVQ Levels)

SMEs - Small and Medium Enterprises

SRB - Single Regeneration Budget

SSCs - Sector Skills Councils

The Council - The Learning and Skills Council for Cheshire and Warrington

WLP - Warrington Learning Partnership

 
Summary of NVQ levels
NVQs are allocated to one of 5 levels, which range from competent performance at a very basic skill to competent performance at a senior management level.

    Level 1: The most basic, GCSE grade D-G / Foundation GNVQ. The candidate would be competent in a range of work activities, which are routine; the candidate would require supervision.

    Level 2: Broadly equates to GCSE grade A*-C / Intermediate GNVQ. The candidate would be competent in a significant range of work activities some of which are not predictable or routine.  A degree of autonomy is given; the candidate would not require supervision.

    Level 3: Broadly equates to 2 A Levels / Advanced GNVQ.  The candidate would be competent in quite a broad range of activities, which would cover a variety of contexts. The work would be complex; the candidate would be supervising other staff.

    Level 4: Broadly equates to higher professional graduate and postgraduate level. The candidate would be competent in a broad range of work activities, which are technical and require significant responsibility; the candidate would be managing other staff.

    Level 5: Broadly equates to higher professional graduate and postgraduate level. The candidate would be competent in a significant range of complex techniques across a wide range of unpredictable contexts; the candidate would be managing or co-managing an organisation.
     
     

Summary of NVQ Levels

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