West Midlands Police trains its managers in assessing NVQs

Phillips, Lucy
August 2008
People Management;8/21/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 17, p10
The article reports that the training of line managers to be national vocational qualification (NVQ) assessors rather than employing specialists helps West Midlands Police save £1 million a year. The strategy was developed by the force in response to a Home Office requirement in 2006 that all new police officers gain a level 3 or 4 NVQ in policing. Nicola Davis, learning and development manager at West Midlands Police, says it is difficult for a metropolitan force to set up an official NVQ structure.


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