Vocational Qualifications Awards 2015

Vocational qualifications play a vital role in ensuring that Northern Ireland’s employers have access to skilled personnel

The Department for Employment and Learning (DEL) has launched the Vocational Qualifications (VQ) Awards 2015.

Nominations are now open for the two award categories VQ Learner of the Year and VQ Employer of the Year.

VQ Day is a national celebration of the impact that vocational qualifications (VQs) have on learners and employers.

It shines a light on and recognises the millions of talented and skilled people throughout the UK who have been awarded VQs and used them as a platform for building successful careers.

It also recognises those employers that have embraced VQs within their workplace.

VQ Day details

VQ Day will take place on Wednesday 10 June 2015 and will be marked locally by an awards ceremony to be held in the Great Hall at Stormont.

There will be three finalists for the Employer of the Year award with the winner being presented with the Northern Ireland VQ Employer of the Year trophy.

Ten learners will also have their outstanding achievements recognised at the ceremony with the winner receiving the Northern Ireland VQ Learner of the Year trophy and an iPad air.

The closing date for nominations for both awards is Friday 1 May 2015.

You can access guidance notes and nomination forms on the DEL website.