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OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS AS A BASIS FOR VET AND FOR ACCREDITATION OF NONFORMAL LEARNING. HAPPY FARM, GLEISDORF, 11. 1. 2007. Urška Marentič, Department for occupational standards development. NATIONAL VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATION.

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Occupational standards as a basis for vet and for accreditation of nonformal learning

OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS AS A BASIS FOR VET AND FOR ACCREDITATION OF NONFORMAL LEARNING

HAPPY FARM, GLEISDORF, 11. 1. 2007

Urška Marentič,

Department for occupational standards development


National vocational qualification
NATIONAL VOCATIONALQUALIFICATION

NVQ is formally recognized on the basis of national vocational standards and acquired on the basis of verified education programmes or through the procedure for assessment and verification of national vocational qualifications.


2 ways of acquiring national vocational qualification
2 WAYS OF ACQUIRING NATIONAL VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

Legal bases 1:

‘The Act on VET’

defines acquiring of the national vocational qualification through

formal educational programmes and modules

(Resposibility of Ministry of Education)


2 ways of acquiring national vocational qualification1
2 WAYS OF ACQUIRING NATIONAL VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

Legal bases 2:

The “Act on National Occupational Qualifications”

defines acquiring of the national vocational qualification through the procedure of assessment / accreditation of non-formal learning

(Resposibility of Ministry of Labour)



Social partners
SOCIAL PARTNERS

  • Trade unions

  • Chambers / employers’ organisations

  • Ministries


Sectoral commitees for occupational standards
SECTORAL COMMITEES FOR OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS

Composed of representatives of socials partners

  • GOALS:

  • Determine the priorities in development of occupational standards

  • Give initiative to develop new or update existiting occupational standards (5 years)

  • Follows the procedure of development of occupational standardsand adopts the documents

  • Responsible for a coherent qualification structure in sectors


Job profile
JOB PROFILE

  • Detailed description of an occupation

    • tasks described in fields of work (ie planning, production, management …), level of profficiency, working conditions, possible areas of employment ...

  • Prepared in cooperation with employers


Occupational standard
OCCUPATIONAL STANDARD

  • Developed on the basis ofjob profile

  • Defines contents of national vocational qualification on a certain level of efficiency and defines knowledge, skills and vocational competence. Assures tranparency and quality of learning results.


Agrumentation
AGRUMENTATION

  • Presentation of the branch

  • Labour market needs in the

  • next 3-5 years

  • International comparison

  • Legal framework


Proposal to the council of experts for vet
PROPOSAL TO THE COUNCIL OF EXPERTS FOR VET

  • When the social partners agree with the prepared standards and there is evident need for these occupations in the branch

  • Sectpral committee for vocational standards composed of representatives of employers gives a positive opinion on the proposal

  • The Council of Experts decides on preparation of educational programme or NOQ and proposes the standard to the Minister of Labour


Paths to the same target

OCCUPATIONAL STANDARD

OCCUPATIONAL STANDARD

CATALOGUE OF STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMME

ACCREDITED ASSESSING AGENCIES

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

ADULTS

YOUTH/ADULTS

NATIONAL VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

CERTIFICATE –

EDUCATION + NVQ

NVQ CETIFICATE

PATHS TO THE SAME TARGET


Recognition and validation
RECOGNITION AND VALIDATION

Why recognition and validation?

  • Lifelong learning, adaptability and

    flexibility of the labour force

  • Mutual recognition of qualifications of

    citizens of EU member states

  • Flexible path to continuing education

    and training for employed and

    unemployed


Catalogues for nvq
CATALOGUES FOR NVQ

Define attainment targets for one occupational qualification which can be acquired:

  • Acknowledged through personal portfolios of the candidate or

  • Assessed in actual work environment according to the methods and criteria defined in the catalogue


Certification
CERTIFICATION

COMMISSION FOR ASSESSING AND CERTIFYING OF NVQ

(for each catalogue ministry of labour determines the list of members from chambers and trade uninons)

ASSESSING INSTITUTIONS can be those that fulfil conditions regarding equipment defined in catalogues and are registered at the ministry of labour


Catalogue of standards of professional knowledge and skills
CATALOGUE OF STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Defines knowledge, skills, competencies needed for acquiring certaing NVQ

  • Contents: general information, methods and criteria of assessment, conditions regarding equipment for assessing institutions, conditions for members of assessment committees

  • Adopted by the Council of Experts (57 by November 2003) and defined by the ministry of labour

  • Titles of the catalogues are published in the official gazette, documents are provided on the internet pages of the CPI


National significance of the certificates for nvq
NATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE CERTIFICATES FOR NVQ

  • Improvement of qualification structure

  • Improvement of transparency of NVQ

  • Lowering the structural imbalance

  • Stimulation of partnership

  • Opening and decentralisation of educational sistem

  • Improved social inclusion

  • Defining the criteria for prices of the certificates


Significance of the certificates for nvq for individuals
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE CERTIFICATES FOR NVQ FOR INDIVIDUALS

  • Chance for getting verification of competences and skills

  • Greater mobility, career building

  • Possibility for self-employment

  • Increased self-confidence and motivation for LLL


Significance of the certificates for nvq for companies
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE CERTIFICATES FOR NVQ FOR COMPANIES

  • Improved qualification structure of the companies

  • Improved quality of work – advantage over competing companies

  • Faster and cheaper acquiring of new qualifications


  • Farm assisstant

  • Bread and cake maker

  • Fruit preservator

  • Vegetables preservator

  • Cook assisstant

  • Waiter assisstant

  • Basket maker

  • Potter


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