PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE

There are lots of different NSQs to choose from, which are regularly being reviewed and updated. They are available in five sectors i.e hospitality and tourism, power/energy/engineering, building construction, service and agro-processing as giving in the table below;

S/N

SECTOR

OCCUPATION

NSQ LEVELS

Remarks

1

Building construction

Plumbing

1,2 & 3

Validated

2

 

masonry

1,2 & 3

Validated

3

 

Painting and Decoration

1,2 & 3

Validated

4

 

Tiling

1,2 & 3

Validated

5

 

Electrical Installation

1,2 & 3

Validated

6

 

Carpentry and Joinery

1,2 & 3

Validated

7

 

Welding and Fabrication,

1,2 & 3

Validated

8

Engineering

Automobile Mechanic,

1,2 & 3

Validated

9

Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism

Hospitality and Catering

1,2 & 3

Validated

10

 

Travelling and Tourism

1,2 & 3

Validated

11

Power/Engineering

Power System Protection ,

 

Not yet Validated

12

,,

Turbine Maintenance,

 

Not yet Validated

13

,,

Mechanical Auxiliaries’ maintenance,

 

Not yet Validated

14

,,

System Electrical Operation,

 

Not yet Validated

15

,,

Electrical Maintenance,

 

Not yet Validated

16

Engineering

Computer Hardware Maintenance and Repairs

1 & 2

Validated

17

..

GSM Repairs

1 & 2

Validated

18

,,

Satellite Installation and Maintenance

1 & 2

Validated

19

,,

Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Repairs and Maintenance

1 & 2

Validated

20

,,

Tri-cycle Assembly and Maintenance

1 & 2

Validated

21

,,

Motor Cycle Repairs and Maintenance

1 & 2

Validated

22

Servicing

Office Technology

1 & 2

Validated

23

 

Leather works

1 & 2

Validated

24

 

Furniture Making

1 & 2

Validated

25

 

Garment Making

1 & 2

Validated

26

Agro-Processing

Rice milling

1 & 2

Validated

 

The NSQ system - Who does/do what

 

Sector skills councils: identify, define and update employment-based standards of competence for agreed occupations. These people effectively represent the interests of the trade or industry concerned, to which the particular NSQ relates. Sector Bodies define what the job entails. For government led sector skills council, the composition should be 70 % industry/ employers and 30% trade unions, professional associations, academia etc.

 

Awarding bodies: design assessment and quality assurance systems, and gain sector bodies endorsement prior to submission to NBTE for accreditation of the qualification. Awarding bodies approve training and assessment centres to offer NSQs. implement and assure quality of the NSQs . Awarding Bodies are basically the top-level training certification organisations (the ones whose names and logos are on the certificates). They don't deliver the training, they design the structures of the qualifications and accredit the certification, which the training organisations and Assessment Centres use and deliver.

Awarding Bodies engage with client organisations if they are large enough to have their own NSQ training and delivery departments. Awarding bodies engage with Sector Bodies and training organisations. Training organisations are effectively distributors of the Awarding Bodies' qualifications systems.

They undertake external verification to ensure that candidates are being assessed fairly and consistently across all centres.

 

Regulatory Body: NBTE accredits proposals for qualifications submitted by awarding bodies, and monitors Awarding bodies offering NSQs. NBTE effectively manages the whole system on behalf of the Government.

 

Assessment centres: assess NSQs according to Awarding body criteria.

 

Training providers: deliver NSQ training in partnership with the industry, register candidates, assess and guide candidates towards achieving NSQs.

The following have been approved so far to support the institutionalisation of NSQs in Nigeria.

 

S/N

ORGANISATIONS

ROLE IN NSQ DELIVERY

REMARK

1

National Board for Technical Education (NBTE)

Regulatory Body

By Law

2

National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB)

Awarding Body (General)

By Law

3

Nigerian Institute of Welding (NIW)

Awarding Body for Welding

By Professional Recognition

4

Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB)

Awarding Body for Building Related

By Professional Recognition

5

Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE)

Awarding Body for Engineering

By Professional Recognition

6

Institute of Tourism Professionals (ITP), Lagos

Awarding Body for Hospitality

By Professional Recognition

7

National Power Training Institute (NAPTIN)

Training Provider for the Power Industry

By Law

8

Industrial Training Fund (ITF)

Training Provider (General)

By Law

9

Wavecrest College of Hospitality (lagos,ogun and Enugu)

Training Centre for Hospitality

By Professional Recognition

10

C-STEMP , Abuja

Training Centre for Construction

By Professional Recognition

11

Centre of Excellence for TVE

Training Centre for Quality Assurance Managers

By Professional Recognition

12

Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna

Training Centre (General)

By Law

13

Yaba College of Technology,Yaba-Lagos

Training Centre (General)

By Law

14

Hussaini Adamu Federal Polytechnic Kazaure

Training Centre (General)

By Law

15

Federal Polytechnic Oko

Training Centre (General)

By Law

16

Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN)

Sector Skills Council for Engineering

By Law

17

Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON)

Sector Skills Council for Building

By Law

18

National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR)

Sector Skills Council for Hospitality and Tourism

By Law

19

National Automotve Design and Development Council (NADDC)

Sector Skills Council for Automotive Industry

By Law

 

NSQ Framework

NSQF Framework