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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

Analysis of certification systems in partner countries

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

8 levels eqf nqf
8 levels (EQF NQF)

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


Key partners tg

Key partners (TG)

Key partners (TG)

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)