Talk:National Vocational Qualification

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Removed the reference about Great Britain as this is nonsense. NVQ's are not awarded in Scotland SVQ's are. --Pandaplodder 22:47, 5 January 2007 (UTC)


Beefed up the academic equivalent section, in order to help people know where they theoretically stand in the jobs market.

I noticed a previous edit by '86.3.39.219', changing National Vocational Qualification to 'Not Very Qualified', which gave me a good laugh. That's true of most qualifications these days, as the education and training sector in the UK is simply not delivering the skills that employers need. --Beefy_SAFC 13:47, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

The sad thing is that the person who made the change thinks they are being incredibly witty and original. The JPStalk to me 16:31, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

HND (doesn't) stand for 'have no degree'. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.32.115.13 (talk) 21:38, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

Does the academic equivalent section provide a realistic view of how NVQs are valued by employers? Having worked in recruitment for some years, I have never heard an employer say they are willing to accept NVQs of any level as being equivalent to an academic qualification, therefore some people may say they are equivalent, but generally they are not treated as such by employers. Indeed the only employers I've seen who attach value to NVQs are those who receive government funding to provide support for NVQs and/or those organisations forced through government requirements to have a certain proportion of their workforce qualified to NVQ level (e.g. the care industry). It can be argued that the government is forcing high take-up and then using that high take-up as proof that NVQs are valued by employers. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.12.106.130 (talk) 14:14, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Equivalent qualifications-disputed[edit]

I'm a bit wary of the section that compares NVQs to their academic equivalents. Looks like WP:OR to me. I mean an NVQ level 5 being equivalent to a PhD? Is their a references for this? Million_Moments (talk) 16:49, 10 October 2008 (UTC)

Quite right. I have provided a reference (and therefore removed the OR tag) and adjusted the equivalence for Level 5 to the one that it gives, which is roughly to an "ordinary" (non-honours) degree. The other levels agreed with my source. seglea (talk) 18:29, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
An anonymous editor has now twice inserted some (inexpertly formatted) academic equivalences that don't seem to have any basis in an authoritative source. I have reverted to previous versions, and will do so again. However, I don't claim special expertise in this area, and if you know more than I do, please explain what your sources are on this page (and please do get yourself a userid - it's free - so that situations like this can be resolved by discussion rather than just by reversing edits, which always comes across as unfriendly). seglea (talk) 22:58, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
External links do dispute what is in this section and there are no refs安東尼 TALK 圣诞快乐 23:04, 18 December 2008 (UTC)
I would prefer a simpler explanation here to avoid this issue. NVQweb (talk) 16:02, 7 March 2009 (UTC)