British Vocational Qualifications

British Vocational Qualifications : A Directory of Vocational Qualifications Available in the United Kingdom

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As the importance of vocational qualifications has become firmly established, the system has also become increasingly complex and hard to grasp. Now in its seventh edition, this popular and accessible reference book provides a simple guide for anyone needing information on vocational education. Fully revised and expanded to take into account recent changes in legislation, it provides up-to-date information on over 3500 vocational qualifications in the UK from levels 1 to 4 including NVQs, SVQs, RVQs and VQs, and is an indispensable reference source for careers advisers, human resource managers, employees, teachers and students more

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  • Hardback | 464 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Kogan Page Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 7th Revised edition
  • 0749444150
  • 9780749444150

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Table of contents

Divided into five parts: Part One, clarifies the role of the accrediting and major awarding bodies and explains the main types of vocational qualifications available including NVQs, SVQs, VQs and RVQs. Part Two is a directory listing over 3500 vocational qualifications, classified by professional and career area, giving details of type of qualification, title, level, awarding body and, where possible, the course code and content. Part Three comprises a glossary of acronyms used, together with a comprehensive list of awarding bodies, industry lead bodies, professional institutes and associations, with their contact details. Part Four is a directory of further education colleges offering vocational qualifications in the UK, arranged alphabetically by area. Part Five is an index of all qualifications, listed alphabetically by more