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Introduction: Overview of NVQ course – what you need to know before you begin

Individuals who choose to do this course are often referred to as candidates. One of the first questions candidates enrolling on an NVQ course ask is: what does an NVQ involve? What do I have to do?

NVQs are about demonstrating that you are competent at a particular task or skill, for example being able to give feedback to the teacher on the pupil’s response to a certain activity. Competence is about demonstrating that you are able to do a task and demonstrating that you understand why that task is important.