Definition of National Vocational Qualification in English:

National Vocational Qualification

(also NVQ)

noun

  • (in the UK) a qualification in a vocational subject set at various levels and (at levels two and three) corresponding in standard to GCSE and GCE A levels.

    • ‘A further way of obtaining a safety qualification is to register for a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ, or SNVQ in Scotland).’
    • ‘Both of them lead to a National Vocational Qualification and a key skills qualification.’
    • ‘They have already worked for a National Vocational Qualification and many have also achieved Duke of Edinburgh awards and first aid qualifications from St John Ambulance.’
    • ‘He had also enrolled on a management course with a view to a National Vocational Qualification.’
    • ‘That can lead to studying for a National Vocational Qualification, with support from the college and staff from school.’

Pronunciation:

National Vocational Qualification

/naʃnəlvəʊˈkeɪʃənlkwɒlɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/