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Representatives of the Ministry of Education participated in the Study Visit to Romania on “Validation of non-formal and informal learning” organized in the framework of EU funded project to “Support to Implementation of National Qualification Framework in Azerbaijan” on July 4-5, 2019.
Deputy Minister of Education Mr. Idris Isayev, Advisor of the Minister of Education on Accreditation and Nostrification issues Mr. Hasan Hasanli, head of the Vocational Education Agency under the Ministry of Education Mr. Parviz Yusifov and the members of the NQF Project Mr. Ilkin Nazarov and Mr. Emil Asgarov participated in the Study Visit on July 4-5, 2019.
The main objective of the Study Visit was familiarisation with the experiences and practices related to the process of validation of non-formal and informal learning. Expected results were i) to gain new knowledge and insights into the education system in Romania; ii) exchange of experiences and practices related to the process of validation of non-formal and informal learning in Romania; iii) to gain information about quality assurance mechanisms used in educational system and for recognition of qualifications in Romania.
Participants have conducted successful meetings during the Study Visit with i) Ministry of Education; ii) National Centre for TVET Development; iii) National Agency for Quality Assurance in Pre-University Education; iv) National Authority for Qualifications; v) Economic College in Targoviste; vi) Assessment Centre “Association Back to Work”.
“Support to Implementation of National Qualification Framework in Azerbaijan” project is funded by the European Union to assist the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan through the provision of technical assistance. The main objective of the project is to enhance the quality and relevance of the education and training system in Azerbaijan supporting economic diversification, creating opportunities for lifelong learning, and fulfilling the Education Development Strategy in line with European and international best practice. The specific objectives of the project are i) To ensure effective implementation of NQF; ii) To introduce relevant education standards in pilot sectors; iii) To ensure education standards support competency-based education provision; iv) To improve access to lifelong learning through flexible provision, alternative progression pathways and recognition of prior learning; v) To improve assessment and QA of assessment and certification processes; vi) To provide effective information and guidance for employers/sectors, providers and learners to use the NQF. The 30-months project is implemented by GOPA Worldwide Consultants as lead consultancy company in a consortium with British Council (BC), European Project Management Ltd (EPM) and SEFT Consulting.