VQ Day 2012
Vocational qualifications (VQs) have never been more important to the economy and the individual; they deliver the trained, talented employees that businesses really need and they ensure young people have the skills needed to succeed in education and work.
The government is investing in vocational routes acknowledging their value, now we want everyone to come together to recognise how high quality VQs can enhance life and work chances.
VQ Day was launched in 2008 to raise the status of practical and vocational learning and celebrate vocational achievement. The fifth annual VQ Day will take place nationwide on Wednesday 20 June 2012 and will recognise the value of vocational qualifications and celebrate vocational achievement.
This year the VQ Day celebrations will take place at the BAFTA Members’ Club in Piccadilly, London, and West Nottinghamshire College is delighted to announce that catering student Joseph Johnson has been chosen as the East Midlands’ regional VQ Learner of the Year and he will be collecting his award in London on the day.
Read more about how Joseph has scooped this prestigious award.
What is a vocational qualification (VQ)?
A vocational qualification is a recognised qualification at any level relating to a particular line of work or specific job role. These qualifications have an emphasis on the assessment of practical skills and knowledge.
Examples include BTECs, City & Guilds, NVQ/SVQ, OCR Nationals, Apprenticeships, HNC/HNDs, VRQs, degrees with a largely vocational content and professional qualifications awarded through a recognised professional body.
Read more here to find out why painting and decorating student Rebecca Harrington values the importance of vocational study.