The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) is a new framework encompassing all vocational qualifications, including the old National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) system.
The Met Office College offers national and European Union recognised vocational competencies in the workplace - for both weather forecasting and observing. These qualifications are nationally and internationally recognised. They are aimed at employees who can meet national occupational standards of competence in the specific field for which the qualification is awarded - in this case meteorology.
The vocational qualifications we offer at the Met Office College include:
Aim: To provide participants with the opportunity to demonstrate their competence in meteorology within the workplace.
How to apply: You will need to apply to the Met Office College Assessment Centre, which will appoint a personal assessor. The assessor will help you understand the occupational standards and decide whether the evidence you have gathered demonstrates that you have met the national occupational standards.
You will need to produce evidence to show how you have:
To be able to work towards any of these qualifications you need to be currently working in that occupational area.
The Met Office College provides a wide range of courses. To receive more information about training please register your details.
Last updated: 1 May 2015