HC Deb 11 July 2002 vol 388 c1215W
Mr. Heald

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on progress made by the NHS in England in staff undertaking NVQ levels two and three in care. [68158]

Mr. Hutton

In 2001–02, the investment identified in the NHS Plan enabled over 9,000 staff to undertake National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) training and/or assessment. The investment is designed to help those National Health Service staff without a professional qualification to access either NVQ training to levels 2 or 3 or a NHS learning account.