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NVQs: Frameworks for Change

Anthony Houston (Principal Adviser in Accreditation & Quality Assurance Division at the National Council for Vocational Qualifications. Prior to joining NCVQ, he worked in further education for 15 years and can be contacted at the council on 071 387 9898.)

Management Development Review

ISSN: 0962-2519

Article publication date: 1 December 1994



Identifies the National Council framework for National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) and General National Vocational Qualifications (GNVQs), which set standards for occupations. Highlights the need for a skilled, qualified workforce in the UK; illustrates what these standards can do for business; what NVQs are designed for; what NCVQs aims are; and lists benefits for business. Provides three case studies of North West Water, Philips Components and Booker Cash and Carry.



Houston, A. (1994), "NVQs: Frameworks for Change", Management Development Review, Vol. 7 No. 6, pp. 27-30.




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