National Vocational Qualifications Assessment Centre

The Trust currently operates its own NVQ Assessment Centre, which delivers National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs). Registration for NVQs will cease at the end of 2010.

Candidates who register before then will have up to 3 years to complete before this registration expires. It is expected, however, that, as usual, level 2 candidates will complete their qualifications in 12 months and level 3 candidates in 18 months.

From 1 January 2011, new replacement, similar qualifications, which sit on the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF) will be available. These qualifications will support staff to meet the knowledge and skills standards required in their workplace.

Both NVQs and QCF qualifications are particularly useful for those who have few or no academic qualifications, as they provide a nationally transferable qualification relevant to all employers.

This link will be kept updated as the Northern Assessment Centre works through the transition from NVQ to QCF.

For further information on NVQ/QCF please contact:

Christine Cuthbertson
Manager
Northern Assessment Centre
Holywell Hospital
60 Steeple Road
ANTRIM
BT41 2RJ

Telephone: 028 9441 3614
Email: christine.cuthbertson@northerntrust.hscni.net

Page last updated:06 March 2017