The future for Level 4 NVQs: a developmental approach?

Nicholas Lewis


An update on the development of Level 4 ILS NVQs
since 1998 is outlined.The extent to which the revised
standards will address the limitations of the original
standards in terms of underpinning knowledge and
higher level skills is discussed.The analysis takes into
account research into Level 4 ILS NVQs since' 1998 and
updates the findings and recommendations of the original
research paper. ln particular, it argues that the future for
these qualifications is dependent upon them being
viewed as developmental rather than simply a measure of
existing competence.


NVQ; revised standards; knwoledge; higher skills; limitations; developmental

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