National Progression Awards (Business)
What are National Progression Awards (NPA's)?
National Progression Awards (NPAs) are available in a variety of sectors, from Construction and Childcare to areas such as Digital Literacy and Social Software.
They're aimed at assessing a defined set of skills and knowledge in specialist vocational areas. They also link to National Occupational Standards, which are the basis of SVQs.
NPAs are at SCQF Levels 2-6 and are delivered in partnership between schools, colleges and employers.
An example of an NPA is PC Passport (SCQF Levels 4-6). This offers a suite of vocational IT qualifications available from beginner to advanced level (focusing on industry-standard software and skills).
We currently offer the following National Progression Awards and levels: