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Brief Description

NVQ's are most commonly delivered through work based learning as they are designed to be achieved alongside daily working activities.

Programmes are fully funded through the Welsh Government and Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are available.  Candidate are interviewed/assessed prior to commencing a training programme in order to determine the most suitable entry point. Programmes available are: -

  • Traineeship NVQ Level 1 (age 16-18)
  • Apprenticeship NVQ Level 2  (age 16 - 20 with limited places available for over 20s)
  • Advanced Apprenticeship NVQ Level 3 (no age restrictions)
  • Higher Apprenticeships NVQ Level 4 and above (no age restrictions)

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Traineeship

This programme is designed to ease young people between the age of 16 and 18 into the NVQ process. The programme is targeted for completion within 6 to 10 months and can lead onto the Level 2 through the Foundation Apprentice programme.

Essential Skills Wales, Communication, Application of Number and Digital Literacy at level 1 may be delivered alongside this programme.

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Apprenticeship

This programme is designed for Learners who are focused on their chosen career and have achieved the minimum requirement of GCSE's. The programme is targeted for completion within approximtely 18 months and will involve the completion of Essential Skills Wales, and for some occupational areas a technical certificate. Completion of this programme can lead onto the Level 3 through the Advanced Apprenticeship programme.

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Advanced Apprenticeship

This programme is designed for Learners who have completed the Apprentice programme and who are ready to take the next step in developing their career by undertaking the advanced NVQ Level 3 programme. The programme is targeted for completion within 18 months and will involve the completion of Essential Skills and the appropriate Technical Certificate. Completion of this programme can lead onto the Level 4/5 Awards.

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- Higher Apprenticeship

This programme is designed for Learners who have completed the Advanced Apprentice programme, or who have the skills and experience and who are ready to develop their career further by undertaking the NVQ Level 4 or 5 . The programme is targeted for completion within 18-24 months and will involve the completion of Essential Skills and, where applicable, the appropriate Technical Certificate.


Framework

Each programme has its own framework and in order to fully complete the framework all components must be completed.  Framework components include some or all of the following depending on occupational area chosen: -

-NVQ,

-Technical Certificate

-Essential Skills Wales

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