Qualifications Framework

In this section find out more about certification for a world-class workforce including benefits, levels of qualifications and availability.

Assessment Process

Individuals are assessed in either their job settings or a simulated workplace by performing related tasks and job roles. For example, to gain the Food and Drink Service Level 1 NVQ, a waiter or waitress’ assessment may include taking customers’ orders and serving food and beverages to them.


Once persons receive satisfactory assessments they are awarded an NVQ/CVQ in that specific work role. The result is that NVQ/CVQs indicate to employers exactly what employees can do, and the employees have the certification to prove it!