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Skill and qualification: the contribution of NVQs to raising skill levels

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This paper is an evaluation of the British system of National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) which focuses specifically on their capacity to increase the skill levels of the working population. It reviews the way that NVQs were designed and developed and argues that they are ill-equipped to encourage knowledge and skills, partly because they simply replicate the weaknesses which currently exist in the labour market and partly because of the qualifications' own focus on observed workplace be...

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University of Salford
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Name:
Economic and Social Research Council
Publisher:
ESRC Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (SKOPE)
Series:
SKOPE Research Paper
Place of publication:
http://www.skope.ox.ac.uk/publications
Publication date:
2002-01-01
ISSN:
1466-1535
Paper number:
36, Winter 2002
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English
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2010-06-23

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