NVQs in the UK – are they the keys to unlocking your potential?

22 February 2023

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Have you ever heard of NVQs? They are a bit like a secret potion that you can use to totally transform your career. NVQs are qualifications that assess your skills, knowledge, and experience in a particular job or industry. And the best part? You can show off what you know on the job with practical and theory modules. Our level 2 and 3 NVQ courses are also fast tracked, which means you get to qualify in less time than a traditional college course. 

Let’s dive into the five reasons why NVQs are the ultimate career game-changer if you want to enter the hair and beauty industry.

Flexibility –

NVQs offer the ultimate flexibility. You can work at your own pace and show off your skills in a way that works for you. This is especially helpful if you don’t do well in traditional exams. Plus, it gives you the freedom to learn on the job, while still being recognised for your efforts! There is nothing that salons want more from their employees than hands-on experience and training – something training with RJL can provide by the bucketload.

Employer recognition – 

NVQs are like a shiny stamp of approval for employers. They show that you’re competent in your field and ready for the next step in your career. And let’s be real, who doesn’t want to impress their new salon manager? Entering a job interview with an NVQ from RJL will give you that extra boost of confidence that you are more than qualified for the role. It will also help you to build up a steady client base if you are starting off self-employed.

Practical and relevant – 

NVQs are different from other qualifications because they focus on what you can do, not just what you know. They’re assessed through observation and gathering of evidence, not just written exams. This makes NVQs a highly practical and relevant way to showcase your abilities in the hair and beauty industry. No one wants their hairdresser to be amazing in theory, they want someone who knows exactly how to transform their look exactly in the way that they want.

Studying an NVQ in hair at RJL Education

NVQs are flexible, fun, and valued by employers. So, if you’re looking to advance your career, stand out from the crowd, or just gain recognition for your skills, book on one of our courses. Tailored for beginners or more experienced hair stylists, an NVQ from RJL Education could be the boost you need to achieve your dreams.