Qualifications & Accredited Training

For the last 3 years Root2Lean have been accredited by City & Guilds to deliver NVQ's (National Vocational Qualifications) in a number of specialisms. Also through some of our partners we can offer other accredited programmes in the areas of Health & Safety, Food Hygiene and Leadership.

Candidates from Warburtons Bakery, Bolton being presented with their NVQ's & IOSH Working Safely Awards

NVQ Centre

National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) are nationally recognised qualifications which demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed to perform a job, they are work related, competence based qualifications that enable employees to build and develop their skills to meet your business needs.

An NVQ is made up of two elements:

  • Underpinning knowledge and skills - provided by practical training to fill knowledge gaps.
  • Work-based assessment - job related tasks that develop the practical skills needed to fulfil a job role effectively.

NVQs are comprised of several units, made up of national occupational standards. The assessment of competence is carried out in the workplace on the tasks the employee performs. As the skills are assessed through work-based evidence, there are no 'end of unit' tests or exams. Certification is based purely on evidence of skills and knowledge.

Candidates from Pike Textile (Wisbech) being awarded their NVQ's in Business Improvement Techniques


NVQ's (QCF's - new standard)

Business Improvement Techniques (Levels 2 / 3 / 4)

Performing Manufacturing Operations

Warehouse & Storage (Levels 2 & 3)

Cleaning & Support Services

Customer Services

Health & Safety


NEBOSH General Certificate

IOSH Managing Safely

IOSH Working Safely

CIEH Basic Food Hygiene

ILM First Line Management Award

ILM Team Leader Award (Level 2)