Definition of General National Vocational Qualification in US English:

General National Vocational Qualification

noun

historical
  • (In England, Wales, and N. Ireland) a qualification introduced in 1992 and offered by schools and colleges in a range of vocational skills, at various levels, of which Intermediate and Advanced levels correspond to standard GCSE and GCE A levels respectively; abbreviated GNVQ.

Origin

1990s; earliest use found in The Daily Telegraph.