Qualifications Framework

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


Use the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below to find answers to questions you might have. If you don’t see the FAQ you’re looking for, contact us directly. 


What are National/Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (N/CVQs)?

N/CVQsare work-based qualifications awarded by the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council that certify you are competent to do your job. CVQs are the regional equivalent of NVQs.


Are N/CVQs for me?

If you’re interested in getting certification to prove your competence at work, then N/CVQs are definitely for you.


Where are they available?

You can enroll for N/CVQs through public training providers such as the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic. Enrolment is also available through approved private training providers.


In what occupations are N/CVQs available?

N/CVQs are available for a number of occupational areas including:



Do I have to do an exam to get N/CVQs?

No, there are no exams. N/CVQs are proof that you have demonstrated your ability to perform a work role to the approved standards. Individuals are assessed in either their job settings or a simulated workplace by performing related tasks and job functions. For example, to gain the NVQ in Food and Drink Service Level 1, a waiter's or waitress’ assessment may include taking customers’ orders and serving food and beverages to them.


Who conducts the N/CVQ Assessments?

Assessments are conducted by practitioners with expertise in the relevant occupational area who themselves have been trained, assessed and certified by the TVET Council.


For further information email us at office@tvetcouncil.com.bb or contact us.