31st January 2001





Two members of staff at the University of Lincolnshire &  Humberside were awarded NVQ certificates by the Vice  Chancellor, David Chiddick, at the end of last week.


Pam Young and Di Walker, both Service Advisers in the  University’s Learning Support department, were the first at ULH to  complete NVQ Level 2 in Information and Library Service.


Two years ago, Learning Support became an accredited centre for  the delivery of NVQs. This has given staff the opportunity to gain a  recognised national qualification for work which they already  undertake, as well as gaining new knowledge and skills which  benefit both them and the department. 


"Receiving our certificates has given us a real sense of  achievement,"said Pam Young. "It’s good to know that your work is  being recognised and that you have transferable skills."


Di Walker added: “It has improved my confidence and has made  me more disciplined and organised.” 


Both staff received a great deal of support and guidance from the  department and they are considering further study. Pam Young is  considering studying for a postgraduate qualification in information  and library service.


Learning Support currently offers NVQs in Administration Levels 2  & 3; Customer Service Levels 2 & 3 and Information and Library  Service (ILS) Levels 2 & 3. 

If anyone is interested in finding out more about NVQs please  contact Janice Smith on  01482 463130