National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) and their equivalents in Scotland, Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) show that the people holding these certificates are competent at their jobs. They are available for virtually all occupations including technicians, engineers, training personnel, safety officers, administrators and of course, managers.
They are based on internationally recognised occupational standards, which clearly describe what is expected of people working in various occupations. They provide criteria to assess whether someone is performing competently, and they specify the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills, which are essential for competent performance.
In order to obtain an NVQ/SVQ, you must provide evidence to prove that you consistently perform your job to these standards. You must also show that you have the knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to perform in a range of other contexts should the situation arise.
In association with DudHope Castle Ltd, which is approved by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) as an accredited Training and Assessment Centre, Heston are able to conduct training and assessment for a wide range of SVQs.
We have recently began training and assessing for SVQs in the Middle East, click on the links below for further details of the SVQs/Units currently being offered: