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Explore our comprehensive range of CVQ programmes, designed to equip you with internationally recognized skills and competencies that meet industry standards. Gain a competitive edge in the job market and open doors to exciting career opportunities with our CVQ programmes.

Components of the CVQ System 

1. Relevant Standards
2. Trained, certified and components facilitators/ trainers and assessors
3. Adequate and relevant facilities
4. Adequate documents management facilities and systems
5. Internal and external assessment mechanism
6. Internal and external verification mechanism 
7. Certification processComponents of the CVQ System 

1. Relevant Standards
2. Trained, certified and components facilitators/ trainers and assessors
3. Adequate and relevant facilities
4. Adequate documents management facilities and systems
5. Internal and external assessment mechanism
6. Internal and external verification mechanism 
7. Certification process

Explore Our Range of Dynamic Programmes: Unlock Your Potential with SLCTVET

National Skills Development Centre
CVQ Level 1

Crop Production

Shan-Phill Training
CVQ Level 1

Commercial Food Preparation

National Skills Development Centre
CVQ Level 1

Culinary/Cooking

National Enrichment & Learning Unit
CVQ Level 1

Plumbing

Sir Arthur Lewis Community College
CVQ Level 3

Electrical Installation

Sir Arthur Lewis Community College
CVQ Level 2

Electrical Installation

Sir Arthur Lewis Community College
CVQ Level 3

Refrigeration Technology

Monroe College

General Office Administration

National Enrichment & Learning Unit
CVQ Level 1

Housekeeping (Bellman)

Monroe College

Housekeeping

National Skills Development Centre
CVQ Level 2

Bartending

National Enrichment & Learning Unit
CVQ Level 2

Manufacturing of Sewn Products

Shan-Phill Training
CVQ Level 1

Electrical Installation

National Enrichment & Learning Unit
CVQ Level 2

Cake Making and Decorating

National Enrichment & Learning Unit
CVQ Level 1

Upholstery

National Enrichment & Learning Unit
CVQ Level 2

Wall and Floor Tiling

Shan-Phill Training

Introduction to Data Operations & Information Technology

National Enrichment & Learning Unit
CVQ Level 1

Bread, Cake and Pastry

National Skills Development Centre
CVQ Level 2

Outboard Engine Repairs

Institute Superier De Niveau De Beaute’
CVQ Level 2

Hairdressing

National Skills Development Centre
CVQ Level 1

Community Tourism

Sir Arthur Lewis Community College

Tiling Theory & Practice

National Enrichment & Learning Unit
CVQ Level 2

Early Childhood Development

National Skills Development Centre
CVQ Level 1

Electrical Installation

School of Art and Design Saint Lucia

Digital Photography

National Skills Development Centre
CVQ Level 2

Agro-Food Processing

National Skills Development Centre
CVQ Level 1

Building Maintenance

National Skills Development Centre
CompTIA A+

Computer Technician

National Skills Development Centre
CVQ Level 1

Agro-Food Processing

National Enrichment & Learning Unit
CVQ Level 1

Customer Service

National Skills Development Centre
CVQ Level 1

Early Childhood

National Skills Development Centre
CVQ Level 1

Office Administration

Shan-Phill Training

Customer Service

National Enrichment & Learning Unit
CVQ Level 1

Use of ICTs

Shan-Phill Training

Supervisory Management

National Enrichment & Learning Unit
CVQ Level 1

Floral Arrangements

National Skills Development Centre
CVQ Level 1

Food and Beverage Server

National Skills Development Centre
CVQ Level 1

Customer Service

National Skills Development Centre
CVQ Level 1

Cosmetology

National Skills Development Centre
CVQ Level 2

Crop Production

National Enrichment & Learning Unit
CVQ Level 1

Motor Vehicle Care and Conditioning Level

School of Art and Design Saint Lucia

Ceramic Sculpture

School of Art and Design Saint Lucia

Observational Drawing

Institute Superier De Niveau De Beaute’
CVQ Level 2

Cosmetology

Monroe College

Data Operations

National Skills Development Centre
CVQ Level 2

Culinary/Cooking

Institute Superier De Niveau De Beaute’
CVQ Level 2

Barbering

National Skills Development Centre
CVQ Level 2

Nail Technology

National Skills Development Centre
CVQ Level 1

Bread, Cake and Pastry Making

National Enrichment & Learning Unit
CVQ Level 2

Care of the Older Adult

Institute Superier De Niveau De Beaute’
CVQ Level 3

Nail Technology

National Skills Development Centre
CVQ Level 1

General Construction

Institute Superier De Niveau De Beaute’
CVQ Level 3

Hairdressing

National Skills Development Centre

Boat Operations and Safety

National Enrichment & Learning Unit
CVQ Level 1

Electrical Installation

School of Art and Design Saint Lucia

Introductory Painting

National Skills Development Centre
CVQ Level 2

Hair Design

National Skills Development Centre
CVQ Level 2

Housekeeping

National Skills Development Centre
CVQ Level 3

Massage Therapy

National Enrichment & Learning Unit
CVQ Level 3

Massage Therapy

Institute Superier De Niveau De Beaute’
CVQ Level 3

Hair Coloring

Monroe College

Food and Beverage Bartending Services

Sir Arthur Lewis Community College
CVQ Level 2

Refrigeration Technology

National Enrichment & Learning Unit
CVQ Level 2

Nail Technology

Monroe College

Customer Service

National Skills Development Centre
CVQ Level 1

Motor Vehicle Repairs

Shan-Phill Training

Restaurant Service

National Skills Development Centre

Bookkeeping

National Skills Development Centre
CVQ Level 1

Housekeeping

National Enrichment & Learning Unit
CVQ Level 1

Garment Production

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should Secondary School Students do the CVQ

Saint Lucia’s Situation:

  • Govt. has advanced universal secondary education
  • 15% of secondary age graduates enroll in tertiary education
  • 85% of secondary school graduates enter the labour market
  • Schooling is overly oriented towards an academic career and insufficiently focused on labour market skills

Global Situation:

  • Rapid technology change
  • Investment in the region requires that the region’s workers are competitive with workers from other countries
  • Competitor countries are emphasizing qualifications of workforce
  • Worker certification taking place: U.K., Europe, Australia, Canada, South Africa, U.S.A
  • A worker with secondary education has on average a 73% higher wage than one with only primary education
  • A worker with post secondary education earns a wage 146% higher than a primary education holder
  • Over the last 10 years moved from mono-crop based economy to service oriented
  • Agriculture sector share in GDP declined from 14.5% in 1990 to 3.3% in 2005
  • Tourism sector moved from share in GDP of 9.6% in 1990 to 13.6% in 2005
What do I require to be trained?

The CVQ is an inclusive system that allows anyone to join at any point or level once the individual demonstrates the level of knowledge, skills and attitude required for the particular level of the framework.

The system allows for the assessment of prior learning to match an individual’s competence with the appropriate CVQ level. The individual is required to demonstrate his/her competence in his/her skill area through the Assessment of Prior Learning (APL) appraisal process. Further information on the process is available at the SLCTVET office and the TVET Unit in the Ministry of Education.

How is the CVQ awarded?

The NVQ/CVQ can be awarded to candidates who have successfully completed a course of training, job attachment and assessment in accordance with the CVQ system. This may be done in training institutions, schools or the work place.

Another route for the award of a NVQ/CVQ is the Assessment of Prior Learning (APL)/Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR). The APL/PLAR is a method of assessment used to identify, evaluate and document the level of learning outcomes which an individual has achieved from formal, informal and non-formal learning. The modality accounts for the learning an individual acquired from experience in the field, attending workshops, short course, seminars or conferences, hobbies etc.

What skill areas are available for certification?

A wide variety of occupational or skill areas are offered by training providers, schools and training facilities/centres. Candidates can only be certified if validated standards are used in training. Validation involves a review of the standard which may be acquired from entities such as the Caribbean Association of National Training Agencies (CANTA), National Training Agencies in the region and beyond to determine its suitability for use in St Lucia. The SLCTVET is the only authorized body to deem an occupational standard appropriate/valid for use in Saint Lucia upon the advice of the Local Industry Advisory Committee and approval of the Ministry of Education and the CANTA.

How can I access the CVQ/NVQ?

People or institutions interested in being trained towards CVQ certification or seeking this service on behalf of their constituents may procure information about the CVQ from the SLCTVET.

The SLCTVET and the TVET Unit of the Ministry of Education do not engage in training in skills development but can recommend Training Providers to prospective candidates.

Candidates may also directly contact the Training Institutions that are recognized by the SLCTVET and the Ministry of Education.

Who can receive the NVQ/CVQ?

Employees in the work place.
People with vocational skills who are not certified but need to be certified.
Students of schools and various training institutions

Where are NVQs/CVQs offered?

The NVQ/CVQ can be accessed from training institutions/facilities or through registered training providers approved by the SLCTVET to provide training. These may include but are not limited to:

  • Sir Arthur Lewis Community College
  • Centre for Adult Renewal and Education (CARE)
  • National Skills Development Centre (NSDC)
  • Private Trainers/Institutions
  • National/regional projects
  • Secondary schools
  • On the job (Employers)
  • National Enrichment and Learning Unit (NELU)

Get in contact with us for more information on programmes or start applying today.