Caribbean Vocational Qualification 2017-03-31T04:52:10+00:00
Earn a Caribbean Vocational Qualification at A Class Draperies & Interiors Ltd.

The Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ).

A-Class Draperies and Interiors Ltd is pleased to be the only non-governmental institution to offer the regional certification in Home Furnishings – The Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ).

The CVQ is a recognized and portable qualification in CARICOM and the world. Having the CVQ also ensures that you can perform in the workplace.

The Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) in Home Furnishings is an award that represents achievement of a set of competencies which define core work practices of the industry, consistent with the levels articulated within the regional qualifications framework. To earn an award, candidates must demonstrate competence in reaching CARICOM-approved occupational standards developed by practitioners and employers (i.e. the industry experts).  The occupational standards define the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for effective workplace performance.

There are five levels of certification (competency) that can be achieved as detailed below.

  1. Level 1 – Apprentice/supervised worker – for example, a stitcher.
  2. Level 2 – Skilled worker- for example a skilled drapery professional in a drapery company.
  3. Level 3 – Skilled technical/supervisory worker- for example a drapery teacher, a supervisor or a sole proprietor.
  4. Level 4 – Professional/managerial/ master craftsman – for example a manager of a drapery company.
  5. Level 5 – Chartered professional/ managerial for example the CEO of a drapery company.

Path to Attaining The CVQ Level 2 Certification.

  1. No Previous Qualifications
  • Complete Design with Drapes Level 1 and the assessments and earn credits towards CVQ Level 2 certification.
  • Complete Design with Drapes Level 2 and the assessments and earn full CVQ Level 2 certification.
  1. Past Students or Persons with Industry Experience or Other Qualifications
  • Complete all assessments and portfolio and earn full CVQ Level 2 certificate.

Path to Attaining the CVQ Level 3 Certification

  1. Already Have CVQ Level 2
  • Complete Design with Drapes 3 and all assessments and earn credits towards the CVQ L3 certification.
  • Complete Installation and all assessments and earn credits towards the CVQ L3 certification
  • Complete Creative Soft Furnishings and all assessments and earn credits towards the CVQ L3 certification
  • Complete the Business of Home Furnishings and all assessments and earn full CVQ L3 certification.
  1. Past Students or Persons with Industry Experience or Other Qualifications
  • Complete all assessments and portfolio and earn full CVQ Level 3 certificate

For more information on the CVQ please visit the website – HERE