NVQ and competence-based qualifications

Designed to be delivered in the workplace, our Edexcel National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) and competence-based qualifications are based on the national occupational standards for each sector.

Available at Levels 1 to 7, these flexible qualifications cover a huge range of careers, from hairdressing and design to policing and engineering.

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  1. Advanced Automotive Diagnostics and Management Fundamentals
  2. Auto Electrical and Mobile Electrical Competence
  3. Automotive Management and Leadership
  4. Body Building Competence
  5. Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence
  6. Heavy Vehicle Trailer Maintenance and Repair Competence
  7. Lift Truck Maintenance and Repair Competence
  8. Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence
  1. Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Competence
  2. Vehicle Accident Repair Body Competence
  3. Vehicle Accident Repair Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) Competence
  4. Vehicle Accident Repair Paint Competence
  5. Vehicle Fitting Competence
  6. Vehicle Fitting Supervisory Competence
  7. Vehicle Sales Competence
  1. Accessing Operations and Rigging (Construction)
  2. Applied Waterproof Membranes (Construction)
  3. Building Maintenance Multi-trade Repair and Refurbishment Operations (Construction)
  4. Built Environment Design
  5. Built Environment Design and Consultancy Practice
  6. Built Environment Design Management
  7. Civil Engineering for Technicians (Institution of Civil Engineers)
  8. Cladding Occupations (Construction)
  9. Construction and Building Services Management and Supervision (Sustainability)
  10. Construction Contracting Operations
  11. Construction Contracting Operations Management
  12. Construction Management (Sustainability)
  13. Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services (Construction)
  14. Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services - Construction Operations (Construction)
  15. Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services - Highways Maintenance (Construction)
  16. Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services – Highways Maintenance (Incident Support Unit Operations) (Construction)
  17. Construction Operations and Civil Engineering Services – Roadbuilding (Construction)
  18. Construction Senior Management
  19. Construction Site Management (Construction)
  20. Construction Site Supervision (Construction)
  21. Controlling Lifting Operations - Slinger-Signaller (Construction)
  22. Controlling Lifting Operations - Supervising Lifts (Construction)
  23. Decorative Finishing - Painting and Decorating (Construction)
  24. Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations
  25. Demolition (Construction)
  26. Directional Drilling Operations
  27. Engineering Environmental Technologies
  28. Erection of Precast Concrete (Construction)
  29. Fitted Interiors (Construction)
  1. Floorcovering (Construction)
  2. Floorcovering Occupations (Construction)
  3. Formwork (Construction)
  4. Interior Systems (Construction)
  5. Land Drilling Operations
  6. Maintenance Operations (Construction)
  7. Mastic Asphalting (Construction)
  8. Network Construction Operations (Water)
  9. Occupational Work Supervision (Construction)
  10. Piling Operations (Construction)
  11. Plant Maintenance (Construction)
  12. Plant Operations (Construction)
  13. Plastering (Construction)
  14. Post Tensioning Operations (Construction)
  15. Roofing Occupations (Construction)
  16. Senior Site Inspection
  17. Site Inspection
  18. Site Logistics Operations (Construction)
  19. Specialist Concrete Occupations (Construction)
  20. Specialist Installation Occupations (Construction)
  21. Steelfixing Occupations (Construction)
  22. Stonemasonry (Construction)
  23. Sub-structure Work Occupations (Construction)
  24. Sub-structure Work Occupations – Structural Waterproofing (Construction)
  25. Surveying, Property and Maintenance
  26. Thermal Insulation (Construction)
  27. Trowel Occupations (Construction)
  28. Wall and Floor Tiling (Construction)
  29. Wood Occupations (Construction)
  1. Aeronautical Engineering
  2. Automotive Clay Modelling
  3. Automotive Engineering
  4. Business-Improvement Techniques
  5. Combined Working Practices
  6. Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  7. Engineering Maintenance
  8. Engineering Maintenance and Installation
  9. Engineering Manufacture
  10. Engineering Toolmaking
  1. Engineering Woodworking, Pattern and Model Making
  2. Installation and Commissioning
  3. Marine Engineering
  4. Materials Processing and Finishing
  5. Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
  6. Performing Engineering Operations
  7. Performing Manufacturing Operations
  8. Polymer Polymer Composite Operations
  9. Rail Engineering Track Maintenance
  1. Apparel Manufacturing Technology
  2. Dry Cleaning Operations
  3. Footwear and Leather
  4. Laundry Operations
  1. Manufacturing Sewn Products
  2. Manufacturing Textile Products
  3. Textile Care Services
  1. Accounting
  2. Certificate for Financial Advisers
  3. Certificate for Mortgage Advisers
  1. Payroll
  2. Providing Financial Services
  1. Proficiency in Baking Industry Skills
  2. Brewing Industry Skills
  3. Proficiency in Dairy Industry Skills
  4. Proficiency in Fish and Shellfish Industry Skills
  1. Proficiency in Food Industry Skills
  2. Proficiency in Food Manufacturing Excellence
  3. Proficiency in Meat and Poultry Industry Skills
  1. Barbering
  2. Beauty Therapy
  3. Hairdressing (Combined Hair Types)
  4. Hairdressing
  1. Hairdressing and Barbering
  2. Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
  3. Nail Services
  4. Spa Therapy
  1. Allied Health Profession Support
  2. Blood Donor Support
  3. Clinical Healthcare Support
  4. Emergency Care Assistance
  5. Emergency First Aid at Work
  6. First Aid at Work
  1. Moving and Handling
  2. Optical Retail Skills
  3. Paediatric Support
  4. Pathology Support
  5. Perioperative Support
  6. Pharmacy Service Skills
  1. Accommodation Services
  2. Beverage Service
  3. Craft Cuisine
  4. Event Management
  5. Food and Beverage Service
  6. Food Preparation and Cooking
  7. Food Production and Cooking
  8. Food Service
  9. Front of House Reception
  10. Hospitality Management
  1. Hospitality Retail Outlet Management
  2. Hospitality Services
  3. Hospitality Supervision and Leadership
  4. Housekeeping
  5. Kitchen Services
  6. Professional Cookery
  7. Senior Cabin Crew
  8. Temporary Structures for Events
  9. Tourism Services
  10. Travel Services
  1. Arabic
  2. Chinese
  3. French
  4. German
  1. Italian
  2. Spanish
  3. Welsh
  1. Housing
  1. Property (Sale of Residential Property)
  1. Recruitment
  1. Recruitment Resourcing
  1. Marketing
  1. Sales
  1. Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities
  1. Laboratory Science
  1. Advice and Guidance
  2. Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
  3. Assessing Vocational Achievement
  4. Diploma for the Learning Development and Support Services Workforce
  5. External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
  6. Facilitating Learning and Development
  7. Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
  8. Leading the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
  9. Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
  1. Learning and Development
  2. Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools
  3. Support Work in Schools
  4. Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
  5. Understanding the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
  6. Understanding the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
  7. Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment
  8. Understanding the Principles and Practices of Learning and Development
  9. Youth Work Practice
  1. Aviation Ground Security
  2. Aviation Operations on the Ground
  3. Bus and Coach Engineering and Maintenance
  4. Cabin Crew
  5. Commercial Moving
  6. Driving Goods Vehicles
  7. Employee Rights and Responsibilities in the Logistics Industry
  8. Forklift Truck Operations
  9. International Trade and Logistics Operations
  10. Logistics Operations
  11. Mail Services
  1. Operational Support in the Bus and Coach Industry
  2. Passenger Carrying Vehicle Driving (Bus and Coach)
  3. Passenger Carrying Vehicle Driving Instruction
  4. Road Passenger Vehicle Driving (Community Transport)
  5. Road Passenger Vehicle Driving (Taxi and Private Hire)
  6. Supply Chain Management
  7. Supply Chain Operations
  8. Traffic Office
  9. Transporting Freight by Road
  10. Transporting Goods by Road
  11. Warehousing and Storage
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