IOEE Academy

NVQ Courses

The Samee Charity is pleased to announce that we are able to offer NVQ courses

As an IOEE Academy, we can offer you level 1 and 2 NVQs in self-employment and employability skills so that you can gain qualifications whilst setting up your business and contracts.

With support from local agencies and sponsors, we are able to offer you a FREE qualification and you can choose the units that will give you the best start on your journey.


How are NVQs achieved ?

NVQs work by testing your abilities in the workplace. To complete an NVQ you need to prove that you can do certain work-related tasks . . .

You are then assessed in two types of ways :

  • Portfolio - You build up evidence of what you've done at work
  • Observation - An assessor watches you work and checks that you can do the tasks


Students produce evidence to prove they have the competence to meet the NVQ standards. An assessor then signs off units when you are ready to move on

The assessor tests candidates' knowledge, understanding and work-based performance to make sure that you can demonstrate competence in the workplace

Candidates compare their performance with the standards as they learn. Look at what they have achieved, how much they may still need to learn & do, then how you should go about it, until you are assessed as competent for a unit or whole NVQ Level

Here are just a few of the NVQ Courses we can offer !!

  • Developing an Enterprising Character
  • Self-Awareness and Self-Belief
  • Completing Voluntary Work
  • Presenting Yourself for Work
  • The Importance of Managing Personal Finance
  • Understand the Skills and Knowledge Required to run a Business
  • Understand the Importance of Business Planning
  • Understand How to Manage Money in Business
  • Understand How to Market your Business
  • Principles of Social Media for Business Use
  • Understand How to Access Help and Support in Business

Employability Skills

Employability Skills are defined as the transferable skills needed by an individual to make them   'Employable'.
Employers often outline a set of skills that they want from an employee including being able to communicate with a diverse range of people as well as being able to work in a team, with good subject knowledge and technical understanding of the job

What is the matrix Standard ?

The matrix Standard is the Department for Education’s (DfE) standard for ensuring the quality of the delivery of high-quality IAG - Information, Advice and Guidance . . .

It is the international quality standard for any organisation that delivers information, advice and / or guidance ( I.A.G ) . . .

Either as their sole purpose or as part of their service offering

The DfE supports the matrix Standard as the quality framework for accrediting information, advice and guidance contracts including the National Careers Service, its subcontractors and other services delivered on behalf of the Education Skills Funding Agency.

It helps providers to improve their services by bench-marking against best practice and offers accreditation to those that meet the full standard . . .

Samee meets the full standard . . .

If you would like to learn more about Matrix Standards  - Read More . . . Matrix Standard

Or call The Samee Team to talk to one of our qualified Level 6 Advisors / Careers Coaches or Mentors . . . Speak to an Advisor for more information

Contact Us

Get in touch with us at Samee for Help & Advice on Self-Employment