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Representatives of the Ministry of Education participated in the Study Visit to Estonia on “Implementation of National Qualifications Framework” organized in the framework of EU funded project “Support to Implementation of National Qualification Framework in Azerbaijan” on January 20-24, 2020.
Representatives from the Education Institute under the Ministry of Education (ME) and from the State Agency on Vocational Education participated in the Study Visit to Estonia on January 20-24, 2020. The main goal of the Study Visit was familiarization of main stakeholders with Estonian experiences in development and implementation of Estonian Qualifications Framework.
Participants have conducted successful meetings during the Study Visit with: i) Ministry of Education and Research of the Republic of Estonia; ii) Estonian Qualifications Authority; iii) Foundation Innove; iv) Estonian Higher and Vocational Education Quality Agency; v) Unemployment Insurance Fund; vi) Tallinn Industrial Education Centre; vii) TTK University of Applied Sciences; viii) SA Estonian Business School.
“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.