Guide

Vocational qualifications

Introduction

Vocational qualifications are work-related qualifications. Vocational qualifications combine a mix of theory and practical learning to enable the learner to develop knowledge and skills that they require to be able to perform a particular job in the workplace.

Vocational qualifications cut across various business sectors and examples of vocational qualification subjects include accounting, engineering, health, hospitality, IT, retail, as well as many others.

Vocational qualifications provide an important way of assessing the development of your employees' skills and expertise. Vocational qualifications can help you develop the skills your business needs to succeed and grow.

This guide explains how the vocational qualification system works and how these qualifications bring benefits to employers.