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Keyword from Index: vocational qualification

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Europe
Euroguidance is a European network of national resource and information centres for guidance and counselling in the educational and employment sector. The website provides a lot of information, fulltexts, links and tools: texts on national counselling systems in the EU, best practice examples, links to European and international associations and networks dealing with [...]

international
The BQ portal provides information in order to assess foreign professional qualifications. The respective country profiles normally comprise information on five sectors of foreign VET systems: VET system itself, historical development, professional profiles, legal basis, additional information. The portal was created in the course of a new law on the "Improvement of the [...]

Russian Federation
The BQ portal serves in assessing foreign professional qualifications. It provides profiles of particular countries or professions that contain information about foreign vocational training systems and occupational qualifications. Beyond this, there is background information about the assessment practice in Germany, opportunities to exchange and connect plus aid for the [...]

South Africa, Republic
"SACE is the professional council for educators, that aims to enhance the status of the teaching profession through appropriate Registration, management of Professional Development and inculcation of a Code of Ethics for all educators." The website provides information on the structure and work of SACE, including the work of their two departments "Professional Development & [...]

Sweden
The Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education is responsible for all matters concerning Higher Vocational Education (HVE) in Sweden. It analyses labour market demands for qualified workforce, decides which vocational programmes are to be provided as HVE and allocates public funding to education providers. It also monitors and audit education quality and outcome.

Austria
The IBE was founded in the year 1980 as a non-profit assoication by the worker representiative organization, unions, companies and the Johannes Kepler University Linz. The intention of this foundation was to establish a research institut which does education research from employee´s perspective. So the basis for present academic work was laid - the exploration of the labour [...]

Sweden
The Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education is responsible for all matters concerning higher vocational education (HVE) throughout the country. The National Agency analyses the demand for qualified workforce in the labour market, decides which programmes are to be provided as higher vocational education and allocates public funding to education [...]

Sweden
National reference points for vocational qualifications have been introduced in all European Union member states on the initiative of the European Commission. The goal is to facilitate the mobility of labour in Europe. In Sweden the National Reference Point for Vocational Qualifications is hosted by the National Agency for Education (Skolverket). An important task for the NRP [...]

Sweden
saco (a trade union confederation for academic professions) informs about the procedure for validating skills and recognising foreign university degrees in Sweden.

Burundi
This 2008 published report of the Burundian Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research describes the programs and activities of governmental and nongovernmentale organisations and institutions, esp. the mesures from the National Centre of Alphabetisation (CNA) of Burundi, towards the massive problem in Burundian education system: the alphabetisation. Additionaly, [...]

Eritrea
This website of the portal www.shabait.com, maintained by the Eritrean Ministry of Information, offers an overview of the Eritrean education system. It focuses on basic information about the school system, the field of higher education and vocational training.

Lesotho
The Lesotho Institute of Accountants (L.I.A.) was established by the Accountants Act of 1977, which gives the Institute the mandate of regulating the Accountancy practice in Lesotho. The institute provides curriculae and supervises exams in the field of Accountancy.

international
The International Association of Schools of Social Work, IASSW, is the worldwide association of schools of social work, other tertiary level social work educational programmes, and social work educators. The IASSW promotes the development of social work education throughout the world, develops standards to enhance quality of social work education, encourages international [...]

Uganda
The Business, Technical, Vocational Education and Training Department (BTVET) Portal establishes an entry point for Uganda’s vocational training system and operates as a directory of individuals and organisations participating in or with an interest in the training of persons for jobs. Furthermore, the portal provides a means of disseminating cross cutting information [...]

Europe
This website offers a detailed overview of the EU legislation in the fields of education, training, youth and sport. It both describes, as reference point, the legal act and the specific political conditions of the EU for each of the four sectors, and shows a summary of the resulting consequences and measures. In this context, it analyses programmes and initiatives promoted [...]

Algeria
The Regional Conference of Western Universities (CRUO) consists of the following members: Responsible persons of higher education and research institutions which carry out relevant research for the Ministry for Higher Education and Scientifical Research, the representative of the general director of the national bureau for university work and the secretary of the CRUO. The [...]

Morocco
USAID’s strategy for education programming reflects unique niches for youth assistance and is based on a two pronged approach. The first prong will target in-school youth through improvements to education quality and relevance aimed at the crucial middle school years in an effort to enhance educational attainment and stem the tide of youth dropping out of school. The [...]

Morocco; Jordan; Yemen; Egypt
EFE’s mission is to improve the futures of young people in the Middle East and North Africa by giving them the tools to build livelihoods for themselves. Their goal is to give youth whose prospects are limited - either by socio-economic constraints or by inadequate education - cutting-edge professional training that leads directly to job opportunities. EFE operates on three [...]

international; Australia; Austria; Belgium; China; Chile; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Ireland; Republic of Korea; Mexico; Norway; Sweden; Switzerland; United Kingdom; United States
The review aims to bridge the gap between learning and jobs, by exploring how to make initial vocational education and training for young people respond better to labour market requirements. It therefore looks at initial VET in schools, colleges, workplaces and other institutions, offering policy messages for all OECD countries, alongside concrete advice on policy reform in [...]

Netherlands
Every year the Dutch Inspectorate of Education publishes the Annual Education Report on the state of education. This report outlines developments and key themes in Dutch education and includes findings for primary, secondary and higher education. An English summary informs about the most important subjects of the report. There is an extra website for the reports. [...]

United Kingdom
The national education report "The Annual Report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills" is published by the Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED). OFSTED provides regular reports on early years and childcare, children\'s social care, schools, learning and skills. The quality of providers is recorded by various indicators. The [...]

Ukraine
The federal institute für vocational training (BIBB) presents its cooperation projects with Ucraine. Following up the consultancy in the frame of the TRANSFORM-programme since 1993, BIBB participates in a EU-TACIS-project aiming at the strengthening of regional management of vocational training in Ucraine. The project started in 2005 and was aimed at having a duration of four [...]

Europe
FESET (Formation d\'Educateurs Sociaux Européens / European Social Educator Training) is a European association of training centres for socio-educational care work. Besides promoting the education and training for socio-educational purposes, its aims are to participate in programmes of European bodies and to ensure that the training centres be represented at the institutions [...]

Ivory Coast
The official website of the Ivorian Ministry of Technical and Professional Education (METFP) contains all basic information about vocational and continuing education. Additionally, it provides recent news on specific developments and scientific projects in this sector and offers administrative and structural information and service features.

United Kingdom
The General Social Care Council is responsible for setting standards of conduct and practice for social care workers and their employers, for regulating the workforce, and for regulating social work education and training. The GSCC is a Non Departmental Public Body established in October 2001 under the Care Standards Act 2000. It is sponsored by the Department of Health but [...]

Northern Ireland; United Kingdom
NISCC is the regulatory body for the Northern Ireland social care workforce. We are an independent public body, established to increase public protection by improving and regulating standards of training and practice for social care workers.

Scotland; United Kingdom
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) is responsible for registering people who work in social services and regulating their education and training. The SSSC was set up to raise standards in social services. Our role is to increase the protection of people who use social services, to raise standards of practice and to strengthen and support the professionalism of the [...]

United Kingdom
The Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards represents, promotes and supports the 21 Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) across the UK. SSCs are the employer-led skills organisations covering in total approximately 90% of the UK workforce. They work with over 550,000 employers to define skills needs and skills standards in their industry. The Federation is the [...]

United Kingdom; England; Wales; Northern Ireland
The National Database of Accredited Qualifications (NDAQ) contains details of qualifications that are accredited by the regulators of external qualifications in England (Ofqual), Wales (DCELLS) and Northern Ireland (CCEA). Users can search for details on current and expired accredited qualifications.

United Kingdom
AUA is the professional body for higher education managers and administrators in the UK and worldwide. AUA is committed to promoting excellence in higher education management, advancing a code of professional standards, providing information networks, developing international links, and enhancing the profile of the profession nationally and internationally.

Scotland; United Kingdom
The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (The Framework) promotes lifelong learning in Scotland. The Framework: Describes the courses and programmes that lead to qualifications; Helps you develop ´progression routes´ for individual to follow; Allows individuals to make the most of the opportunities to transfer credit points between qualifications. The website is [...]

Scotland; United Kingdom
SQA is an executive non-departmental public body (NDPB) sponsored by the Scottish Government Schools Directorate. It is the national body in Scotland responsible for the development, accreditation, assessment and certification of qualifications other than degrees.

United Kingdom
The Learning and Skills Council informs prospective employers and apprentices about the apprenticeship system and gives an overview of the industry sectors that offer apprenticeships.

Belgium
This site offers a database for practical further training courses in Belgium. You can search for examples of training and vocational programmes, continuing education and language courses, as well as companies or educational institutions. Additionally, in the sector "bibliothèque", there are selected literary abstracts available.

international
The ILO (International Labour Organization) Library in Geneva is the world's leading library on the world of work. It serves as a knowledge base of key information on work issues, sustainable livelihoods, and the work-related aspects of economic and social development, technological change and human rights. The ILO Library is the core repository of ILO publications produced in [...]

Denmark
Introduction to the Danish adult vocational training programmes.

Europe
The European Association of Cities, Institutions and Second Chance Schools is an international network organisation in the field of teaching or enabling young people with lack of skills or qualifications to successfully gain access to education programmes or to the labour market. The Association is an independent non-profit organisation. The main aims of the Association are [...]

United Kingdom
CWDC exists to improve the lives of children, young people, their families and carers by ensuring that all people working with them have the best possible training, qualifications, support and advice. IT contributes to the reform of, and support for the early years workforce. CWDC and its partners are developing this role supported by a set of national standards set at [...]

Italy
CIMEA - Information Centre on Academic Mobility and Equivalence - is the Italian centre within the NARIC network (National Academic Recognition Information Centres). Its purposes are: to give information to individuals on the opportunities and procedures for the recognition of foreign study qualifications, to provide advice to institutions on the comparability of foreign [...]

United States
CSCCE focuses on issues relating to teachers and providers working in center-based and home-based early care and education settings in the United States. Through research, policy analysis and policy development, the center promotes improvements in job conditions for the early care and education workforce, and in services for children and families. The center publishes a series [...]

Australia
New Apprenticeships were introduced in 1998 to establish a single, national, integrated system of training and employment incorporating the previously separate apprenticeship and traineeship systems. This website addresses students to assist them with their career choices as well as employers. It contains information on New Apprenticeships, training packages, job prospects, [...]

Switzerland
The Swiss Act on Vocational Education regulates the cooperation of the State, Cantons and training institutions. The following aspects are addressed: basic vocational training, higher vocational education, further vocational training, qualifications and degrees. Particular emphasis was put on the introduction of equal opportunities measures for less privileged school leavers, [...]

Malta
Young Enterprise Malta is a non-profit organisation in the field of enterprise education and economic development. It improves young people\'s understanding of business, economics, and entrepreneurship through a partnership between local business and education communities. With a learning-by-doing experience it provides groups of pupils over a full academic year with the [...]

Ireland
Main task of the 2001 established National Qualifications Authority was to develop the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), which was launched in October 2003. It signals significant progress in the creation of a single, coherent, more easily understood qualifications system for all levels of education and training in this State. It also accords with European and [...]

Austria
This webpage yields information on the following topics: further education and the institute for economic promotion, job information and education consulting service, entitlement and additional qualification (e.g. Europass), university and university of applied sciences, school and apprenticeship. Links to e-learning offers and a market for apprenticeship training positions [...]

Malta
The Employment and Training Corporation is Malta\'s Public Employment Service. Its objectives are to help employees to find suitable employment and to assist employers to find suitable employees. For this purpose a nation-wide computerised job seekers\' database is in use. The ETC provides vocational guidance and training service to clients seeking new jobs and to clients [...]

Northern Ireland; United Kingdom
"The Regional Training Unit is the education service's Leadership and Staff College in Northern Ireland. Leadership College supports the professional development of leaders and senior managers in all schools in Northern Ireland."

United Kingdom
"The Society seeks to advance the practice, teaching and study of educational management, administration and leadership in the United Kingdom, and to contribute to international developments in these areas. " The society publishes two journals and offers a collection of links.

Austria
the The Austrian analogue to the German Federal Agency for Employment is the "Labour market service" (AMS) and the "Vocational information system", a service company under public law outsourced 1994 from the Ministry of economics. In the AMS Vocational information system there are, divided into 24 vocational fields, ca. 600 descriptions of occupations, links from these [...]

international
This is the homepage of the German Centre of the UNESCO section UNEVOC (United Nations Vocational Education ). The German branch was founded in 2002 and is part of a world wide network of UNEVOC national centres. Its main objectives are: strengthening the UNEVOC network world wide, personnel development regarding executives in the area of vocational training, promotion of the [...]

Austria
The job market service (AMS) offers plenty of information on options for vocational and further education, vocational trends and tests for disposition. A compass for jobs and one for apprentices as well as the information programme "your choice" shall give vocational orientation. The job information centres (BIZ) yield for free a large variety of information media about [...]

Grenada
"TAMCC offers programmes in a wide range of disciplines spanning the Arts, Sciences and Technology. These programmes prepare individuals for advanced education as well as for direct entry into employment."

Jamaica; Grenada; Anguilla; Caribbean
The paper presented at the 4th Caribbean Early Childhood Conference, Georgetown, Guyana, July 2002 compares models of qualification in the childcare and pre-school sector in Jamaica, Grendada and Anguilla. The link offered here leads you to the webarchive and is a copy of the website as of 2005.

India
The distance learning institute is an autonomous body which is largely funded by the government. Apart from providing general knowledge and academic courses, it offers community and vocational training. The site provides links to course programmes, course material (order forms and online sources), student and teacher information, admission regulations, and exam results. [...]

Barbados
"This council was formed with a view to promoting the growth of technical and vocational education and training in order to enhance the competitive position of Barbados." One of its functions is the establishment of standards for technical and vocational education and training and the development of national vocational qualifications.

Spain
This text provides answers to all questions concerning vocational education in Spain.

Japan
The database is maintained by students and staff at the Yamasa Multimedia Studio, with financial assistance provided by Japan's Hattori Foundation in response to the demands and needs of many international students hoping to study in a Japanese university or graduate school. The Yamasa Institute as a body of the Hattori Foundation ( which supports education programmes at all [...]

Turkey
This website of the Union of Turkish-German businesspeople offers full texts dealing with the situation of Turkish migrants in professional education and business in Germany.

Saudi Arabia
TVTC is the national Saudi-Arabian board for supervision and coordination of technical education, vocational and continuing training. On its homepage the institution describes its tasks which comprise coordination and control in the following areas: technical education and vocational training, private technical education and training, community service and continuing training, [...]

El Salvador
This institut is the governing and coordinating body for the development of Salvadoranian vocational education. It develops and conducts programs for various fields of the labour market, plans the whole system of vocational education and advises employers to use human resources effectively. The web site provides information about the mission, strategic objectives and various [...]

Nepal
This organization is the policy formulation and coordinating body for Technical Education and Vocational Training (TEVT) programs in Nepal. CTEVT formulates policies, ensures quality control, coordinates all the technical education and vocational training related stakeholders, provides services to facilitate technical education and vocational training programs to prepare and [...]

France
The Pôle emploi, a fusion of the Agence Nationale de l`Emploi (ANPE)and the network Association pour l`emploi dans l`industrie et le commerce (Assédic) is a sort of electronic national labour office with regional departments. The website is structured into a room for job seekers and one for employers. Additionally, there is a news corner. Information is provided about job [...]

Europe
PLOTEUS aims to help pupils and students, job seekers, workers, parents, guidance counsellors and teachers to find out information about studying in Europe. The portal was set up in order to respond to the conclusions of the Lisbon and Stockholm European Councils ( March 2000 and March 2001), which invited the European Commission and Member States to create a Euro pe-wide [...]

Ireland
Qualifax is published by the Institute of Guidance Counsellors (IGC) and is available on the web and on CD. High-speed, searchable database of over 3,500 full time courses covering all Higher Education Institutions in all of Ireland (degree, diploma, certificate, PLC's). For each course, the following information is provided: 1. basic entry requirements, 2. detailed document [...]

Ireland
Skillnets is an enterprise led body that was set up in April 1999 to provide companies with new opportunities to develop relevant, effective answers to their training and development needs. Skillnets is responsible for the operation of The Training Networks Programme. Information on the programme (support, policies) and networking.

Ireland
The aim of this website is to provide information about: the Leaving Certificate Applied Programme in general; latest developments in the programme; current issues for teachers / tutors and schools /centres; forthcoming activities that might be of interest to teachers. The LCA is a distinct, self-contained two-year programme aimed at preparing students for adult and working [...]

Australia
This handbook (pdf-file, 42 pages) is a collection of information and case studies about effective strategies for the delivery of vocational education in Australia. It presents a set of guidelines for creating and maintaining a vocational education program. It relates the experiences of teachers, and practitioners who have developed school to work pathways for students in [...]

United Kingdom
"The purposes of the UK NARIC are: To give information and advice on the comparability of overseas qualifications with those from the UK; to promote British qualifications overseas. We inform and advise: UK higher and further education institutions; individuals seeking comparability information on international and UK qualifications; organisations receiving or advising [...]

Venezuela
INCE is the leading and central organization of professional education in Venezuela and subordinate to the Education Ministry. It is responsible for the entire planning and implementation of vocational education policy and for the promotion of human capital training in certain economic sectors of the labour market. The homepage shows a text about the function of the institute.

Ireland
Youthreach is part of a national programme of second-chance education and training in Ireland. Information on the centres, networks, co-ordinators. A virtual library with access to legal matters, reports and relevant documents. Broad range of links to relevant partners national and international. Supported by the Irish Ministry of Education and Science.

Ireland
CDU was established in 1972 by Trinity College, Dublin, the Department of Education and the City of Dublin Vocational Education Committee. The CDU is a curriculum research and development institute, which over the years has initiated a variety of activities in areas such as alternative courses at junior cycle, vocational preparation courses at senior cycle . Programmes of [...]

international
This website of the OECD provides, sorted by countries, a wealth of documents, publications, news, statistics and information about vocational education and qualifications, labour, labour market, human capital, employment and employment policy, social policy, international migration and related topics in OECD countries and some exclusive non-member-countries.

Latin America; Caribbean; North America
This unity of OAS is responsible for the areas of education, social development, labour market and employment policies and culture. It coordinates the programs of the member countries and helps to formulate the respective policies. The URL which provides the current working plan in English language is: http://www.oas.org/udse/ ingles2004/ frameset. html

Ireland
Adapt was a significant European social policy instrument aimed at increasing competitiveness by helping companies and employees adapt to and cope with the challenges and opportunities posed by global industrial change. As an experiment in knowledge management, ADAPT has created a knowledge map on the impact of information technology ( Link to the knowledge site). This website [...]

Ireland
VTOS is funded by the Department of Education and Science with assistance from the European Social Fund to enable, as a priority group, unemployed people to access education and training with a view to progression to employment. Information on VTOS projects, centers, research. Links to the network for Irish schools, the European Social Fund and the Education Ministry.

Australia
An assessment of the financial benefits to individuals of investing in vocational education and training (VET) is undertaken in this study using data from a representative sample of Australian employees. Full text, 54 pages saved as PDF-document.

Finland
The Arla Institute is a vocational training and development centre focused on vocational rehabilitation and training for visually impaired and deafblind people. (Virtual) studies, courses and projects are presented on the website. Articles are available in HTML format. A comprehensive linklist to Finnish Special Education sites.

United States
National Research Center for Career and Technical Education is committed to providing innovative approaches to improving the practice of career and technical education at local, state, and national levels leading to improved student achievement. The homepage offers information about the centre\'s structure, work and partners, its programmes, projects and publications. The [...]

Australia
"myfuture" (launched in 2002) is a high quality system, covering education, training and employment for all Australians. It is designed to explore skills and interests, identify possible career paths, develop career plan and research options for further study and training. With a guide (password necessary/free of charge) assistance in determining personal carrier can be [...]

Netherlands
ROA is a research institute attached to the Maastricht University. Chief activity is commissioned research and concerns the match between education and the labour market. The labour market and training division and the education and occupational career division are presented on the website as well as more information about the institute, staff, conferences and seminars can be [...]

Netherlands
Centres of expertise on vocational education, training and the labour market represent the link between education and the organised business and industrial sectors. Since 1954, Colo has been the umbrella organisation of and for the centres of expertise. In this capacity, Colo monitors socially relevant developments and educational and labour market policy at regional, national [...]

Australia
NTIS is a database on vocational education and training in Australia. It contains detailed information about courses, qualifications, training packages, competency standards, new projects and a linklist of training organisations.

Australia
The Education Portal is the online entry point to a comprehensive array of Commonwealth Government information and services concerning all aspects and levels of education in Australia. It also provides links to key education and training sites at the national, state and territory level.

United States
SERVE is an education organization with the mission to support the continuous improvement of educational opportunities for learners in the Southeast of America. The website informs about developed educational programmes and tools for educational practitioners and policymakers. Link to the ELO programs (Expanded Learning Opportunities programs). A variety of free and low-cost [...]

Nicaragua
The institute defines the national policy in the field of technological education and plans, administers, implements, controls and evaluates the activities in this educational field. The website provides access to the programs and regional training centres, the text of the respective act, the organizational structure and special program and publications of INATEC.

Ireland
FETAC is a single statutory awarding body for further education and training. Its key acitivities are to make, to determine and to promote awards. Standards for awards will be determined by FETAC in partnership with education, training and industry. The homepage informs about FETAC, provides a list of more than 200 certificates and their meanings, a newsletter, links to [...]

India
The UGC is a national body for the coordination, determination and maintenance of standards of University education. It serves as a vital link between the Union and State Governments and the institution of higher learning. In addition to its role of giving grants to universities and colleges, it also advises Central and State Governments on the measures necessary for the [...]

United States
The American Society for Continuing Education (ASCE) is one of the country's leading private providers of cost-effective, quality Continuing Professional Education (CPE) for accounting and tax professionals. Their CPE materials are used by thousands of accounting firms, individuals, corporations, universities, and government agencies. There is a particular link on CPE - [...]

New Zealand
This institution is a leader in the development of work-related education and training. TEC is responsible for funding all post-compulsory education and training offered by universities, polytechnics, colleges of education, wananga, private training establishments, foundation education agencies, industry training organisations and adult and community education providers. The [...]

Oman
This website offers for young Omanis, supported by programmes of the government of the Sultanate Oman, comprehensive information for gaining National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ).- In the former British Protectorate the influence of British education on the education system of the Arab state has remained until today. National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) are UK [...]

international
This is the English homepage of a NGO which is a development support organisation. Through the navigation point "études et travaux" one comes to downloadable pdf-datas which inform about Business Development Services and Vocational Training of GRET.

Canada
Inforoute FPT calls itself the premiere website for Vocational and Technical Training (VTT) in Québec. The site covers many dossiers of the ministry of education and offers a multitude of products and services directly related to the field of education. You can mainly find information on vocational and technical training programs, such as program content and admission [...]

Singapore
The Ministry presents full texts about the programs with which it implements its mission "to develop a learning workforce, supported by a vibrant manpower industry, for lifelong employability and a globally competitive Singapore": a school of lifelong learning, pre-employment education and training, a manpower development assistance scheme and other labour market policies.

Spain
This website provides a searchable database and link list through which all educational institutions in Spain can be found. The homepage shows four groupings: higher education, postgraduate studies, "Colegios" (i.e. pre-school and school), vocational education. Additionally, there are various services and information about special areas e.g. e-learning

Australia
ACS is a provider of distance education, that currently has over 3000 students enrolled from Australia and around the world. Its website provides information on the school and its courses.

Switzerland
Acting on behalf of the Federal Administration, the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET) provides tertiary-level basic and continuing training to VET/PET professionals. SFIVET also conducts research and development in the VET/PET field. SFIVET provides: Basic and continuing training of VET/PET professionals at vocational schools, professional [...]

France
The National Centre for Distance Studies is the greatest of its sort in the francophone area. The homepage gives access to comprehensive information about tasks and activities concerning distance learning focussing on distance courses for school and high education and vocational training.

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