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National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) or Competence-based qualifications reflect the skills and knowledge needed to do a job effectively. They are work-based qualifications that give learners the opportunity to demonstrate their competence in the area of work or job role to which the qualification relates.
(competence-based): Sometimes means the same as ‘outcome-based’, i.e. where qualifications are based on clear statements of what the learner must know or be able to do. Sometimes ‘competence’ refers to occupational competence, i.e. a specific type of outcome referring to what the learner must be able to do to perform a work role competently.
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