Have cared for and lived with Mum for 5 years and am now her full time carer and am paid out of Mums direct payments budget fron the local council. When the inevitable happens and Mum passes I intend to continue working as a carer as everybody, including social workers, doctors, c.p.n, health workers all say I am very good and that I have had the perfect training having been hands on 24/7 for 5 years with Mum. For financial reasons I would have to secure a job soon after Mum passes but do not have a qualification such as an N.V.Q. which I believe is required. As we all know our time is very restricted when caring for someone with advanced dementia so I dont have the time to attend classes. I have found courses that can be taken on line but they are very expensive and I am not sure I would have enough spare time to concentrate on the course work. Does anybody know of any qualification awarding organisation that could visit me at home to assess my level of performance and grant an NVQ? After all, home is my workplace and am sure many of the professionals connected to Mums care would provide very good references. There may be other people in my position who would be an asset to the caring profession so any advice wouod be greatly appeeciated. Many thanks. Wilf.