National Council for Vocational Qualifications

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Set up in 1986 to reform and rationalize the system of vocational qualifications by establishing a national vocational qualification framework, the NCVQ introduced and endorsed competence‐based qualifications which were awarded by vocational awarding bodies such as the City and Guilds of London Institute. In 1997 it merged with the School Curriculum and Assessment Authority to form the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. This represented the current policy direction, which was to create stronger links between general and vocational education. See also National Vocational Qualification.

Subjects: Education.

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