An NVQ is the ideal qualification to aim for if you are working as a team leader in your job role. Candidates will need to be carrying out a range of team leading activities in a suitable job, either full or part-time, on a paid or voluntary basis. All candidates must have access to real work in order to gain the necessary evidence.
It is a competence based qualification, which means you have to be in employment which will generate the correct evidence for the assessment.
These qualifications recognise the skills and experience which candidates may have gained over a period of time, or are currently acquiring in their job. Level 2 is appropriate for you if you are working as a team leader are are required to complete a number of standard tasks with a team of staff. This may be your first role in an aspiring management role.
Most candidates aim to complete the award within an academic year. However, the time scale is flexible and candidates may finish more quickly if they have been able to spend a lot of time on their award. The fee is for the whole course, not per year, so there is no additional cost involved.
Students are required to study for three mandatory units and a choice from a range of optional units. The full range of units can be found at www.i-l-m.com
Level of English commensurate to the qualification and suitable job role. Working in a suitable enviroment to generate the evidence required to achieve the qualification and level.
Diplomas are awarded following assessment of the candidate's portfolio of work. A qualified tutor will examine the evidence and make a decsion which is checked by the external verifier (appointed by the examining body) and passed for certification. The achievement (pass) rates for this qualification are outstanding.
Candidates need to complete a variety of team leading tasks competently and provide evidence of work caried out to build a portfolio. The evidence is matched to units of the award to confirm competence. The evidence is required in a variety of formats - observations, statements and case histories, questioning, work products and witness testimonies.
This is by individual appointment at college. Appointments usually last approximately 1 hour and can be arranged on days and times to suit the candidate. We understand that candidates may have busy schedules so the flexible approach is designed to avoid disruption. The sessions are used to provide assistance and support to candidates who are building portfolios of evidence, and for review of evidence, planning work to be undertaken and assessmenets. Candidates attend to suit their work patterns - usually every 3 or 4 weeks. The tutor will also arrange to visit candidates to observe and assess them in the work place.
Group sessions are arranged subject to demand to enable candidates to network with others and spend time working on their portfolio.
For those wanting to expand practical skills, a range of qualifications in IT and text processing qualifications are on offer in the evening.