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29 May 2007

Audio and AV NVQs reach key stage

PLASA's development work on the new NVQs for those working in the installation sector has taken another key step forward with the appointment of EAL as the official awarding body.

EAL, a recognised awarding body in the field of engineering and electrotechnical skills, will now work closely with PLASA, SummitSkills and the PA/VA advisory group to further develop the NVQ Qualifications which are intended to ensure that those who operate in the installation and construction sectors have a recognised framework through which they can demonstrate their skills, safe practice and professionalism.

The PA/VA technical working group is currently reviewing the evidence requirements for the two NVQs - Installing and Maintaining Audio Systems and Installing and Maintaining Audio Visual Systems.

Notes to Editors:

PLASA is the lead professional body for businesses that supply technologies and services to the event, entertainment and installation industries. Operating from offices in Europe and North America, the Association provides business support services to its growing worldwide membership, writes industry standards, leads the development of qualifications and focuses on improving the business practices adopted by the industry. With over 1100 members worldwide, it represents one of the largest member networks in the industry.

PLASA also runs successful media and events divisions and is responsible for the industry-leading magazines Lighting&Sound International, Lighting&Sound America and Protocol and the PLASA Show in London, together with the European and North American regional PLASA Focus events.

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