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Started the NVQ 3 in Management

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by wagnerk, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. wagnerk
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    Well I have to say that after 1 1/2 months of waiting, give or take, I've start my first module of my NVQ. I'm aiming to finish this in 6 months, hopefully I'll get it done by then.

    While it's extra work, I'm glad that I'm doing a qualification, while related to my job, isn't IT based. Sometimes just doing IT based/related qualifications/certifications it can get boring.

    Oh well, here's to studying :)

    -ken
     
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    Well done mate, always good to mix a few management/soft skills stuff into your CV. As you say, pure tech can get very dull at times. Good work, Jim
     
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    Do you think the school might let you progress onto the Certificate of School Business Management?

    Be careful ... you might be on the slippery slope to senior manglement!
     
  4. wagnerk
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    Just took a look at it, not sure if it's something that I'd want to do in the near future. Apart from the NVQ3 in Management, the only other management qualifications that I have my eyes on is the LCGI diploma in Management (a level 4 qual) and maybe the NVQ 4 in Management (degree level, aimed at middle management).

    -Ken
     
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  5. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    If the level 3 is half as boring as the level 4 that I'm doing then good luck to you! :biggrin
     
  6. wagnerk
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    Thanks :lol: How are you getting on with it, otherwise?

    -ken
     
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  7. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    I think that I started it in march with aims of having it completed in six months - it wasn't as easy as I had expected!

    So far I have only had one module signed off, and have almost completed another. During the time I've been doing it though we have already changed assessor once! I think that we are supposed to be onto our 4th module now, but out of the six of us doing it I think the most that people have handed in is two modules. finding the evidence to back up what you do is the hardest part.

    On a personal note I think that my slow progress has been largely to having a wedding to prepare for, but now thats out of the way and work is fairly quiet during the summer I should be able to make progress.
     
  8. wagnerk
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    Saying that, that's not bad, considering that a NVQ 4 is equivalent to a degree level qualification (NVQ's are based on old NQF which is only 5 level, instead of the new levels which have 8 level - for those that don't know). I don't know of any other degree level qualification you can gain within a minimum of 6 months :)

    Cool when's the wedding?

    -Ken
     
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  9. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    July 31st 2009. :biggrin
     
  10. Qs

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    I swear Simon mentioned this in the most recent GTG thread...

    Must. Pay. Attention.

    Belated congrats matey :)

    Qs
     
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    please tell me that was deliberate :p

    seriously though, good luck with the NVQ sounds like good stuff :)
     
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    D'oh :eggface My memory isn't what it use to be :lol:

    Yeah, it's GrumbleDook's humour :)

    The NVQ is great, especially when it's free...

    -ken
     
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    Hey Ken,

    I know you have your Computing BSc from DMU,

    Did you consider doing a postgraduate qualification such as an MSc or MA in Management (eqv to Level 7 on the NQF)? perhaps part-time / distance learning over a few years?

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  14. wagnerk
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    Hi Mate,

    Yes I am considering my MSc in IT Service Management from Northampton Uni (part-time over 2 years). However it's the funds at the minute that is stopping me. Once I save up enough, that MSc is mine... :twisted:

    I was also considering the MCGI from City & Guilds which is equivalent to a Masters degree, however it is now only available to people who hold the CEng, and since the BCS has no agreement with C&G's, the CITP is not accepted.

    -Ken
     
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  15. fatp

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    Hi again Ken,

    If your looking to go down the "IT Management" postgraduate route then Sheffield Hallam university have the "IT & Management MSc". Its distance learning with all modules being assessed by cwk over 18 months or more.
     
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    Well I've finally handed over my completed NVQ portfolio over to my assessor for internal/external verification, technically speaking I would have finished it 2-3 months ago, but I had to wait for a couple of bits of evidence (they were time sensitive - so had to wait).

    I'm excitied about finishing this, which is strange since I already have my level 4 (C&G's diploma) and 5 (FITS' cert) in management already.

    Oh well, deciding what to do next...

    -Ken
     
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