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United Kingdom exceptions (25/07/2011)

United Kingdom Exceptions

The following qualifications qualify for the points indicated where:

  • the qualification is relevant to an occupation in Part B of the List of Skilled Occupations at Appendix 6; and
  • the applicant has completed an apprenticeship relevant to the qualification, registered with an applicable awarding body specified below; and
  • the qualification was awarded by an applicable awarding body specified below.


Awarding Bodies

Level in New Zealand terms

Points under SMC

City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate

City & Guilds of London Institute



National Vocational Qualification Level 2 (NVQ2)

See Awarding Bodies list



Scottish Vocational Qualification Level 2 (SVQ2)

Scottish Qualification Authority (or SCOTVEC*)



*Scottish Vocational Education Council

Note: If the courses leading to the award of one the qualifications above were taken outside of the United Kingdom, please refer to the NZQA for assessment.

Awarding Bodies List:

  • Agricultural Training Board
  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry Board
  • Asset Skills
  • Association Brewers and Licensed Retailers
  • Association for Ceramic Training and Development
  • ATB-Landbase
  • Automotive Skills Ltd (The Institute for the Motor Industry)
  • Aviation Training Association
  • Bakery Training Council
  • BLC - The Leather Technology Centre
  • Board for Education and Training in the Water Industry
  • Brewers and Licensed Retailers Association
  • British Agricultural and Garden Machinery Association
  • British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmology Ltd
  • British Fibreboard Packaging Association
  • British Gas
  • British Horse Society
  • British Marine Industries Federation (British Marine Federation)
  • British Paper and Board Education and Training Council
  • British Paper and Board Industry Federation
  • British Polymer Training Association
  • British Ports Industry Training
  • British Printing Industry Federation
  • Business and Technology Education Council
  • Business Education Council
  • Certification and Assessment Board Water Industry
  • Chartered Institute of Building
  • Chartered Institute of Housing
  • Chemical Manufacturing and Processing National Training Organisation
  • City and Guilds of London Institute
  • Cogent (State Sector Skills Council for Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Nuclear, Oil and Gas, Petroleum and Polymers)
  • Construction Industry Training Board (Construction Skills or the Construction Industry Council)
  • Creative and Culture Industries Sector Skills Council
  • Clothing and Allied Products Industry Training Board
  • Dairy Training and Development Council
  • Edexcell
  • Engineering Services Training Trust Limited
  • Electricity Training Association
  • Electronic Systems Service Lead Body
  • Energy and Utility Skills Ltd
  • Engineering and Marine Training Authority
  • Engineering Construction Industry Training Board
  • Engineering Training Authority
  • Extractives and Mineral Processing Industries National Training Organisation
  • Furniture, Finishings and Interiors National Training Organisation
  • Floristry Industry Vocational Qualifications Group
  • Food and Drink National Training Organisation
  • Food and Drink Training Council
  • Food and Drink Qualifications Council
  • Forestry and Arboriculture Safety and Training Council
  • Footwear and Leather National Training Organisation
  • Gas Industry National Training Organisation
  • Gas and Water Industry Training Organisation
  • Glass Training Ltd
  • GoSkills (Sector Skills Council for Passenger Transport)
  • Habia
  • Hospitality Awarding Body
  • Hospitality Training Foundation
  • Hotel and Catering Industry Training Board
  • Hotel and Catering Training Company
  • Improve Ltd (Sector Skills Council for the Food and Drink Manufacturing Industry)
  • Institute for the Motor Industry
  • Joint Council for Fish Husbandry and Game Keeping
  • Joint Council for Heavy Horse Training
  • Joint Council for the Building and Civil Engineering Industry (Northern Ireland)
  • Joint Industry Body Plumbing Mechanical Engineering Services
  • Joint National Horse Education and Training Council
  • Joint Training Council
  • Lantra (Sector Skills Council for the Environmental and Land-based Sector)
  • Leathergoods Industry Training Organisation
  • Marine and Engineering Training Association
  • Marine Training Association
  • Meat Training Council
  • Merchant Navy Training Board
  • Metals Industry Skills Performance Ltd
  • National Association of Plumbing, Heating and Mechanical Services
  • National Council for Vocational Qualifications
  • National Electrotechnical Training
  • National Examining Board for Agriculture, Horticulture and Allied Industries
  • National Federation of Plumbers and Domestic Engineers
  • National Federation of Roofing Contractors
  • National Fencing Training Authority
  • National Proficiency Tests Council
  • National Textile Training Group
  • National Textile Training Organisation
  • Newspaper Qualifications Council
  • Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation
  • Paintmakers Association of Great Britain Ltd
  • Paper Education Training Council
  • Paper Federation of Great Britain
  • PAA\VQ-SET (paper technology and print finishing)
  • People 1st (Sector Skills Council for Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism)
  • Petroleum Employers Skills Council
  • Polymer Awarding Body
  • Polymer and Associated Industries National Training Organisation
  • Pre-cast Concrete Industry Training Association
  • Printing Industry Qualifications Council
  • ProSkills (UK Sector Skills Council for the process and manufacturing sector)
  • Publishing National Training Organisation
  • Qualifications for Industry Ltd
  • Quarry Products Training Council
  • Rail Industry Training Council
  • Refractories and Building Products Training Council
  • Refractories, Clay Pipes and Allied Industries Training Council
  • Road Transport Industry Training Board
  • RTITB Services Ltd
  • Scottish Association of Master Bakers
  • Scottish Bakery Training Council
  • Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council
  • Scottish Print Employers Federation
  • Scottish Qualification Authority
  • Scottish Vocational Education Council
  • Semta (Sector Skills Council for science, engineering and manufacturing technologies)
  • Skillfast UK (Sector Skills Council for fashion and textiles)
  • Skillsmart Retail
  • SummitSkills (Sector Skills Council for the building services engineering sector)
  • Technician Education Council
  • The Scottish Joint Industry Board for the Electrical Contracting Industry
  • The Welding Institute
  • Trades Union Congress
  • Training and Education for the Funeral Service
  • TransFed (Passenger Transport)
  • Transportation Vocational Group
  • TTENTO (Travel and Tourism Services and Events National Training Organisation)
  • Waste Management Industry Training Advisory Board
  • Worshipful Company of Farriers
  • Worshipful Company of Saddlers

Effective 25/07/2011


United Kingdom Exceptions (27/01/2014)

United Kingdom Exceptions (10/12/2012)

United Kingdom Exceptions (26/09/2011)

United Kingdom exceptions (29/11/2010)

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