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What is the difference between Vocationally-Related Qualifications (VRQ) and National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs)?

National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) are work-related, competence based qualifications that reflect the skills and knowledge needed to do a job effectively.  These qualifications are delivered in the workplace or other settings that replicate the working environment.  Rather than undertaking a prescribed learning programme and formal examinations, NVQ candidates build up a portfolio of workplace-based evidence. 

For a description of Vocationally-Related Qualifications (VRQ) see previous question: What is a Vocationally-Related Qualification (VRQ)? 

NEBOSH offers VRQs that combine the testing of knowledge and understanding in written examinations with practical application of learning in the workplace.