National Vocational Qualifications are one of the most popular qualifications within industry as they are delivered during working hours and demonstrate competency within a job role. These qualifications are based on national occupational standards, which are statements of performance that describe what competent people in a particular occupation are expected to be able to do. They cover all the main aspect of a specified occupation, including current best practice and are ideal for addressing skills gaps as well as identifying competence.
To achieve the full qualification, candidates must attain a minimum of 45 credits in total, comprising all the mandatory units (Group A) and the remaining credits will be achieved by selecting the following optional units; a minimum of 29 credits from group B.
The Learning and Skills Development Officer will provide support and guidance in selecting the appropriate units.
• Develop a strategic business plan
• Execute a strategic business plan
• Provide strategic leadership and direction
Optional Units – Group A
• Develop a business strategy
• Establish organisational governance controls
• Shape organisational culture and values
• Manage strategic human resources
• Obtain financial resources
• Lead the development of a knowledge management strategy
• Lead the development of a quality strategy
• Lead the development of a continuous improvement strategy
• Establish business risk management processes
• Promote equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion
• Design business processes
• Develop and manage collaborative relationships with other organisations
• Optimise the use of technology
• Manage product and/or service development
• Management strategic marketing activities
To be working a minimum of 10 hours per week in a appropriate vocational role which will enable you to gather the evidence for your qualification
How will I be assessed?
Assessment for this qualification will be via direct observation in the working environment. Knowledge will also be assessed via assignments or a portfolio of evidence. Some of the evidence used in portfolios will include; witness testimonies, professional discussion and the learners' own plans and written records.
What can I do next
Upon completing this qualification a review will take place with yourself and your employer to discuss progression opportunties which may lead to further study.
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