Training in a trade or occupation. In the UK, the Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) was set up in 1983 to develop a national system of vocational training. BTEC certificates and diplomas are now awarded by Edexcel, a privatized body. National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) recognize ability in a particular trade or occupation; a General National Vocational Qualification (GNVQ) for those considering a number of employments was introduced in 1992 but withdrawn in 2007.
Subjects: Business and Management.