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NVQ LATA - Is it worth doing?

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1 NVQ LATA - Is it worth doing? on Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:13 am

Hi, has anyone done the NVQ LATA or know someone who has, please? Do you think it's worth doing? Does it involve a lot of extra work? I'm not sure whether it's for me.

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2 NVQ LATA on Fri May 11, 2012 12:06 pm

Hi, the general feeling is that the NVQ LATA route only collects evidence of what you already do and not provide any formal training as such. This is true if you are an experienced technician starting at level 2. The provider should be in a position to train you in areas you are not confident in or are new.
You do not have to start at level 2 if you have experience, but it is recommended to do level 3 before going on to level 4.
Another argument is that you do not get any more money for having a level 4 as you would with a level 2, equally though if you don’t have the qualification you have less chance of progression.
If you do go down the NVQ LATA route you will have an argument that you are working at level 3 or 4 and should be paid accordingly (Your union may be of help).
Any qualification in your field can only be of benefit and may be a necessary route if you want to gain professional status.
Finding somewhere that offers NVQ LATA may be a challenge.

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3 Re: NVQ LATA - Is it worth doing? on Sun May 13, 2012 4:13 am

Thanks for taking the time to reply. That's very helpful. To be honest I'd never even thought about the point you make about it being possible grounds for an adjustment of salary. It does make sense though and it's an interesting point.

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4 NVQ LATA - Is it worth doing? on Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:41 pm

Maggie wrote:Do you think it's worth doing?
Hi, if you are planning to go down the Professional status route NVQ’s are a good way to achieve this.
You need Level 3 to qualify.

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