Formation and development of Vocational Qualifications
Vocational qualifications are defined in the Framework Document of VET program and National Qualification Framework.
Framework Document of VET program is an educational standard, which includes information necessary for learning this or that occupation, including VET specialization(s), learning area, qualification(s), admission requirements, goal, learning outcomes, list of modules, methods of teaching and assessment etc.
A Framework Document may define one or more qualifications/learning areas. Each qualification has individual learning outcomes, positions (job titles), they may have various times for teaching/learning, various levels of VET and admission requirements.
Educational institutions elaborate VET programs based on the Framework Documents. VET students are granted qualifications based on the achievement of learning outcomes defined by the VET program.
National Qualification Framework combines all the qualifications existing in Georgia and reflects the learning outcomes of different stages of general, vocational and higher education. The Vocational Qualifications Framework is a part of the National Qualification Framework, which systematizes vocational qualifications existing in Georgia.
Vocational qualification is formed in the process of elaborating Framework Document. The process envisages the study and analysis of ISCO’s occupation(s), International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED), the National Classification of Georgia - Types of Economic Activities Identifying relevant positions, sharing international experience, etc.
A Framework Document is approved centrally by the Director of the National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement and will be developed in accordance with established rule and methodology in the center and also as a result of external initiation.
Rules and Methodology of Elaboration/Reworking of Framework Document of VET Program
Annex №6 - Structure of the Framework Document of VET program
What is external initiation?
Processes unfolding in the country, labor market and/or any legislative amendments/initiatives may require introduction of a new competency or create the need for introducing modern approaches in occupations/sectors, which has to be done by the educational system. Taking all of this into consideration, any stakeholder/individual has the right to apply to the National Center of Educational Quality Enhancement (hereinafter referred to as “the Center”) with an initiative to elaborate a Framework Document, module and/or develop the existing ones. In that case the stakeholder is considered to be an “initiator” and the request submitted by him/her/it is considered to be an “initiative”.
The initiative may entail elaboration/development of a Framework Document or a concrete module(s).
Who may be an initiator?
An initiator is any natural person or legal entity, which apply to the National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement with one of the following proposals:
• Elaboration of a new Framework Document by the Center;
• Elaboration of a new Framework Document by the initiator himself/herself/itself;
• Amendments to the already existing Framework Document/module;