Qualifications Framework

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


N/CVQs offer a wide range of benefits for employees, employers as well as the economy.


Employees and other individuals gain:

  • 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