Vocational Qualifications

National/Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (N/CVQs) are work-related, competence-based certifications which employees (fulltime or part-time) and self-employed persons can gain after their performance of a work role has been successfully assessed against Occupational Standards by trained and certified Assessors.

What are the Benefits of Acquiring a N/CVQ?

Employees and other individuals gain:

  • cross-regional recognition of their knowledge and skills
  • increased job satisfaction
  • improved progress up the career ladder
  • flexible route to getting qualified
  • improved employability and transferability

 Employers receive:

  • improved employee performance/skills
  • increased productivity
  • improved quality of products and services
  • improved employee motivation
  • more cost-effective training
  • better guarantee of job candidate’s capability/capabilities

 Our economy benefits through:

  • labour mobility and transferability of skills within CARICOM
  • enhanced workforce competitiveness
  • the drive for common standards similar to the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)
  • competence being made explicit and the provision of a clear basis for international comparison
  • information needs of employers about workforce competence being met

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