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Do I need to be working to register for a vocational qualification?

Vocational study is often referred to as ‘work-based’ and all qualifications offered by the VQ Assessment Centre are vocational. This means you must be currently working in the sector in which you wish to undertake a qualification before you can register and successfully complete the qualification. For example, if you would like to complete a vocational qualification in Advice and Guidance, you must be currently working in the Advice and Guidance sector.
 
The job you hold doesn’t have to be permanent or full time and there is no ‘time limit’ on how many hours you must work during the week; many of our learners have completed their qualification while working in a temporary or voluntary position. The most important thing is that the job you do must be varied enough to fulfil the requirements of each of the units within your qualification. 
 

In order to determine whether our qualifications are right for you, please refer to our website at www.open.ac.uk/vq

 for more specific information about qualification structures.

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