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My setting has a volunteer starting in September, she has asked if employers in our sector prefer NVQ level 3 or VRQ level 3. She has a couple of options for college and has asked, I have no idea! any advice please?

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Hi - well I have to confess that I have not come across VRQ, so I have had a quick google, it seems that both qualifications are recognised both nationally and internationally.

Could she make her own decision about which course content suits her best?

Not sure that has been much help to you

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I think the VRQ is more structured than an NVQ, which is largely competency, assessment based.   It depends what you’re looking for in a candidate, at the end of the day.   I think, as an employer, a VRQ qualification looks better, and proves knowledge, perhaps, whereas an NVQ shows what they can actually ‘do’, and have been assessed as doing.   It’s a tricky one.   City and Guilds do both, I think, and she may be better placed giving them a ring and talking through her options.   

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