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NVQ providers in Northants

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by wagnerk, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hey guys,

    As some of you already may know, education (or knowledge) is kinda a hobby of mine, so I was wondering if any knew of any NVQ training providers that go up to NVQ level 5 in IT/Computing/ICT, etc. Most NVQ providers only go up to level 3.

    The reason I'm looking is cause I want to try for a post-grad level qual. The acadmic route is currently to expensive. The MCGI from C&G, I don't meet the time in middle management requirement. The only other route left for me to look into is the vocational route.

    -Ken
     
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    Do the OU do anything ?
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Thanks, I didn't even consider them. However they don't do any NVQ courses in any IT related fields, see here. They do post-grad quals, however at £945 per module and you need a minimum of 4 (totaling £3780) to get the Post-Grad Cert (PGCert), that is more than I'm willing to spend.

    -Ken
     
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  4. wagnerk
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    It looks like the NVQ route is out for me. Edexcel (BTEC) now only do NVQ's for IT Professionals to level 3 now, see here. They have stopped doing level 4. C&G's & OCR state (after searching very hard on their website) that they go up to level 5, however no-where seems to do them. Still searching...

    -ken
     
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  5. Mr.Cheeks

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    Hmmm, i checked the OCR and the highest level is Level 4 for IT Professionals (see here, its at the bottom of the page). Link for the overview of the Level 4.

    Does this help?
     
  6. wagnerk
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    Thanks mate, while on OCR's website it only lists up to level 4 - they do make reference to level 5.

    -Ken
     
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    Thanks GBL, however I've already looked at UoN and the costs are high (granted not as high as OU). I may end up going with them in the future (they were my first choice as I did my BSc with them when they were UCN), but I was actually looking for something cheaper.

    I do not want to do the PGCE as I do not want to train to be a teacher (a trainer or lecturer yes, but a teacher no). I may do the PGCert (most likely), the PGDip (maybe) or the Masters (at a push). I'll have to see what finances are like in the future

    -Ken
     
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    PGCert sounds like the best option, good luck in whatever you choose.
     
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    Thanks mate :)

    -Ken
     
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    After reading the first post, from what I understand you want to do some studying in the field of education/training, rather than for a promotion?? If this is correct, have you thought about looking at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development for something like the CTP or CITP - Certificate in Training Practices??

    My girlfriend is just coming to the end of the course, and have found quite a few training jobs actually require this as a prerequiste. She spent ~£2k on a 2 week course in central London, but we did come across a course that was 1 day a month for 8/9 months at around £800 or so. If you're interested, I'll try and dig some details out.
     
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    I thought Tresham could go up to level 5 due to their relationship with DMU? Surely you could work a bit of magic to get DMU to do stuff for you?
     
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    They need magic to get anything done at Tresham, I wouldn't hold out any hope myself. :)
     
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    Sorry mate, no, one of my hobbies is education. But the cert/qual is going to be used for career progression :)

    I've already spoken to a couple of people and they only go up to level 3, going to have a word with another dept there to see if they do it (different dept do different things).

    Don't know what you mean mate :tongue

    -Ken
     
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    Why not employ Wizard, he is into his magic :D
     
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