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S/NVQs and higher education in librarianship and information studies.

Johnson, Ian M.


Ian M. Johnson


The development of National Vocational Qualifications (and Scottish Vocational Qualifications) has been generally welcomed by those employers who were concerned about the level of skills in the British workforce, and saw a move to improving skills training as a means of ensuring that Britain remained competitive in an increasingly global economy. It was clear that the amount of training undertaken by workers in many of our competitor countries was significantly greater than undertaken by comparable workers in Britain. The model chosen, competence-based education and training, is one which is currently attracting attention in other countries, including for example Australia. This short paper is intended to examine the implications of S/NVQs for the University Schools of Librarianship and Information Studies.


JOHNSON, I.M. 1994. S/NVQs and higher education in librarianship and information studies. Librarian career development [online], 2(4), pages 29-31. Available from:

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 31, 1994
Online Publication Date Dec 31, 1994
Publication Date Dec 31, 1994
Deposit Date Dec 1, 2008
Publicly Available Date Dec 1, 2008
Journal Librarian career development
Print ISSN 0968-0810
Publisher Emerald
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
Issue 4
Pages 29-31
Keywords NVQs; NVQ National vocational qualifications; Schools of librarianship and information science
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