The National Vocational Qualifications of Jamaica (NVQ-J) are certificates of competence given to HEART Trust/ NTA trainees and other industry workers after a series of performance based assessments.
It is recognized island wide, in CARICOM countries and some Commonwealth states. The NVQ-J certification is proof that you have the skills, knowledge and understanding to perform in accordance to workplace requirements.
These assessments will determine whether trainees have met the requirements outlined in the competency standards for the qualification they seek. The NVQ-J’s are granted by the National Council on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (NCTVET) the island’s only certification body for technical and vocational skills training. NVQ-J is exceptional because it provides an opportunity for working age Jamaicans to obtain formal recognition for their competence.
Offered to: High school graduates, school leavers without certification, workers in the labour force, displaced workers seeking new skills to re-enter the workforce and entrepreneurs.
NVQ-J is awarded at five (5) levels:
- Level 5--- Managerial, Professional Worker
- Level 4--- Supervisory, Specialist Worker
- Level 3--- Independent/Autonomous, Skilled Worker
- Level 2--- Supervised Skilled Worker
- Level 1--- Directly Supervised Worker