Direct Training and Support (Level 3)

To be awarded a full NVQ candidates must gain 9 units – 6 mandatory and 3 optional. All three optional units can be selected from Option Set A or, alternatively, you may select two from Option Set A and one from Option Set B.

6 mandatory units:

  • Evaluate and develop own practice (G3)
  • Identify individual learning aims and programmes (L3)
  • Agree learning programmes with learners (L5)
  • Develop training sessions (L6)
  • Create a climate that promotes learning (L9)
  • Monitor and review progress with learners (L16)

Plus 2 or 3 optional units from Option Set A:

  • Enable learning through presentations (L10)
  • Enable learning through demonstrations and instruction (L11)
  • Enable individual learning through coaching (L12)
  • Enable group learning (L13)

And 1 optional unit from Option Set B if only 2 are selected from Option Set A:

  • Support learners by mentoring in the workplace (L14)
  • Support and advise individual learners (L15)
  • Support competence achieved in the workplace (L20)
  • Assess candidates using a range of methods (A1)
  • Review Health & Safety procedures in the workplace (H&S D)  


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