National Qualification Frameworks (International)
It is broadly acknowledged that, for a country to be internationally competitive, it must prioritise the development of relevant skills and qualifications – in particular, vocationally-focused qualifications – that are directly relevant to new industrial and employment opportunities that emerge from evolving technologies, materials, systems and workplace environments.
The skills that are the basis for these qualifications must be in demand by industry and, in turn, the qualifications that prove competence to employers must be logical, well-structured, and standardised within a qualification framework if they are to have longevity. These qualifications must have processes built in that ensure maintenance of a sharp relevance to industry’s needs.
Many nations have recognised the value of investing in a national qualifications framework that combines the power and benefits of vocational qualifications that are modern, relevant, and effectively assessed, alongside traditional academic qualifications.
You may represent an Awarding Body or national qualification regulator that wishes to implement a new framework, or develop your country’s vocational qualification system. The UK has a very well established vocational qualification system, which can provide a solid foundation upon which to develop other national qualifications while taking into account national ambitions and cultural and economic differences.
ATDirect (Consultancy) provides advice and support on the introduction of Vocational Qualification Frameworks to organisations at all levels, from organisations proposing to introduce new qualifications (including Awarding Bodies), to Skills and Education Ministries.
ATDirect (Consultancy) would be pleased to discuss your requirements whether you are a national representative, or a representative of an organisation seeking to underpin internal training and competency programmes with robust assessments and qualifications.