Enrolling within your place of work
If your company offers NVQ courses, speak to your manager or human resources department about how you go about completing the course. You may want to consider the following:
– will you be able to complete the course alongside your work commitments? If not, will another member of staff be available to cover some of your work?
– will the course be paid for by your employers?
– how long will the course take and will it affect your home life (potential studying at home)
Please view the following diagram for the NVQ application process.
Enrolling in a school/college/universities/centres
It’s advisable to contact a participating school, college, university or centre by phone, email, post or in person. Enrollment will more than likely require your presence as they may need proof of financial support, sponsorship and also identity.
Enrollment is usually required a few weeks before the course starts, but you may need to discuss with your course provider as enrollment dates vary. It’s always best to enroll as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Some courses are extremely popular and places can be taken very quickly.
You will usually be asked for the following information:
– proof of ID (driving license, passport etc)
– proof of residence (utility bills, bank statements etc)
– any relevant past qualifications (if applicable)
– NI (National Insurance) number
– evidence of financial support (if applicable)
– employer information (if applicable)
– if government funded, proof of benefits, unemployment etc.
Usually you will be asked to pay upfront for the course and provide evidence that it will be paid for.