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Analysis of certification systems in partner countries. mag.Danica Hrovatič, Slovenia Happy Farm , 2nd International Meeting Ireland, 12th-16th September 2007. Analysis structure. 0/ Introduction (project goals, purpose of analysis, partners presentation, methodology)

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analysis of certification systems in partner countries

Analysis of certification systems in partner countries

mag.Danica Hrovatič, Slovenia

Happy Farm, 2nd International Meeting

Ireland, 12th-16th September 2007

analysis structure
Analysis structure
  • 0/ Introduction (project goals, purpose of analysis, partners presentation, methodology)
  • I/ Starting points of the qualification systems (terminology framework, some aspects of educational and vocational systems, REVANIL process)
  • II/ Education and training for people with special needs and employment difficulties
  • III/ Cases of comparable vocational qualifications
project aims
Project aims
  • to develop social enterprises on countryside (with social services, sports and ecological aspects);
  • opening new possibilities for employment;
  • preparation of the supporting programmes of social enterprises;
  • preparing vocational programme for working on farm.
purpose of analysis
Purpose of analysis
  • training of project group/providers of SE
  • training programme/standard on 3rd level
  • 3 programmes of social enterprise (farm)

supporting the project HF at

achievement its goals


OECD, EC, LLL, national reports

desk research

questionnaire 1

structure of the questionnaire 1
Structure of the questionnaire 1

National strategy that defines the system of recognition and validation of non-formal and informal learning

25 questions in three chapters:

  • national strategies and legislative framework in the field of recognition
  • national strategies and legislation about training programmes of people with difficulties or less opportunities on the LM
  • comparable vocational qualifications
i qualification systems and revanil
I / Qualification systems and REVANIL
  • Terminology framework (glossary)
  • Characteristics of educational and training systems between the partner countries
  • National strategies and legislation framework of REVANIL process
  • Certification system (Slovenia, Ireland)
  • Actors, conditions, financing
terminology framework
Terminology framework
  • recognition and validation of non-formal and informal learning : REVANIL
  • 15 other terms connected with project (education, learning, certification system, recognition, standard, competences, ...)

Source: OECD (2007): Qualification Systems. Bridges to Lifelong Learning. OECD, Paris.


Recognition (legislation is not necessary)

Validation (legislation is or not necessary)

Accreditation (legislation is necessary)

certificate / award / qualification

Non-formal and Informal Learning

learning outcomes

knowledge, skills and competences


of Educational and training systems between involved countries:

How to get education or qualification?

we have to compare

learning environmentandqualification structure

(school, working place)

typology of qs 8
Typology of QS (8)
  • Dual System: responsibility between schools and firms;
  • Qualification Framework: explicit framework from educational and occupational sectors;
  • VET Schools: studies to specific occupational area;
  • Centralization: unified QS controlled by agency/government;
  • Labour Market: entry to LM is regulated through qualification;
  • RPL: clear national system or programme;
  • Credit System: different qualifications can be combined;
  • Credentialist: education and other credentials are essential for entry to LM, to higher education, progress.
comparison of qs
Comparison of QS

* This is definitely true for my country (1);

** This is only partially true for my country (2); There is only limited experience of this in my country (3); This is not present in my country (4)

two cases slo and ir
Two cases: SLO and IR
  • SLO: process of recognition (group and individual counselling, creating portfolio, validation of competences) and procedure of assessment and accreditation (portfolio assessment and accreditation)
  • IR: developing awards and standards by FETAC
nvq slovenia













NVQ – Slovenia

Source: CPI/Gleisdorf

vocational education sl
Vocational education - SL

Source: MŠŠ/2006

qualification systems
Qualification Systems


  • OECD 2007: Qualification Systems. Bridges to Lifelong Learning. OECD, Paris.
  • CEDEFOP: Training village. National VET Systems
conditions ages financing
Conditions / ages / financing
  • no special conditions
  • age of 18 (Slovenia,Belgium)
  • age of 15 (Austria, exceptionally Slovenia)
  • cost of procedure: from 300 – 1200 EUR
  • cost per individual: from 0 – 143,98 EUR

Why is it important for project HF?

Because EQF stresses importance of thelearning outcome.

not learning (way of learning, formal or non-formal, duration) but learning outcome

knowledge, skills and competences

ii e and t of persons with disabilities
II/ E. and T. of persons with disabilities
  • project target group,
  • national strategies and legislation,
  • key partners in the implementation of the main activities of TG,
  • financing / REVANIL / meeting needs of persons,
  • education and training centres,
  • innovative employment policies.
target group project hf
Target group (project HF)
  • people with disabilities and people with decreased working abilities;
  • the unemployed elderly;
  • the youth without completed formal education and the unemployed (people with elementary or vocational school diploma or without completed elementary or high school education);
  • other groups, defined as disadvantaged in the labour market.
ns and l 3 systems
NS and L: 3 systems

people with less opportunities on labour market


people with special needs

people with difficulties

social welfare


financing ets es sws
Financing (ETs,Es,SWs)

Slovenia: MLFSA and MES

Austria: Ministry of social welfare and the regional governments

Ireland: government departments (education and science, enterprise trade and employment, health&children), Sheltered Occupational Services;

Belgium: VDAB

Hungary: Employment Fund

revanil and tg
Revanil and TG

REVANIL and needs of TG

  • no special procedure (Ex.SL – catalog)
  • individual approach, individual support, individual assessment,
  • vocational orientation (what is appropriate for person, which training or field of work),
  • special needs have to be integrated in practical training,
  • easy-to-read and easy-to-write concept.
traininig centres
Traininig centres

Training Centres

innovative employment policies
Innovative employment policies
  • programmes of School-to-Work transition
  • working enclaves
  • supported employment
  • job stripping, job carving
  • natural support
  • job coaching
  • person centred planning
  • training and work at farm (day care, living centre)