EMTA Awards Ltd (EAL) has been accredited to award the Learning and Development NVQ/SVQ at Level 3 and 4.
EAL has developed the qualification from new national occupational standards produced by the Employment NTO (ENTO). The Government has recog-nised these standards as the minimum needed for everyone delivering government-funded training and learning programmes.
EAL's learning and Development qualification is suitable for those involved in work-based learning and development, who seek recognition for their comp-etence in one or more of a wide variety of activities including developing training sessions and learning programmes, supporting learners and assessing candidates. It will normally be possible to progress from Level 3 to 4 without the need to duplicate common units already completed.
The qualification contains new units for assessors and verifiers which replace the traditional D32, D33, D34, and D35 units. People who already hold the D units will not need to obtain the new assessor and verifier units, but will be required to be familiar with their contents. EAL will be holding workshops later in the year to help with this process.
EAL is a major awarding body for vocational qualifications in engineering, administration, management, distribution and warehousing and aviation, and has awarded 150,000 NVQs in the last five years. It introduced a new IT qualification at the Training Solutions exhibition last month and has recently been appointed by Skillset as the sole awarding body for audio-visual sector NVQs. For information call 01923 652400 or e-mail [email protected]