Supporting the NQF development process in Guiné-Bissau. Mapping report, Training Handbook, Presentations, Methodological Guide on Qualifications Design

The ACQF project and Guiné-Bissau have started cooperation towards development of the National Qualifications Framework. The 1st NQF workshop in Guiné-Bissau was successfully conducted on 5-6 July 2022, under the auspices of the Minister of Education, who officially opened the event and recalled the importance of the NQF to support the wider education and training reforms. This workshop counted on active participation of over 30 representatives of all key government agencies and departments, the Chamber of Commerce, EU Delegation, UNICEF and was co-organised by ACQF and the project RESET. The outputs of the workshop include the roadmap for NQF development and the essential inputs to draft the foundations of the NQF concept document. ACQF experts contribute to the ongoing national effort to reinforce the TVET system, supported by RESET, the European Union-supported project implemented by ENABEL. This partnership with a national reform programme, the national stakeholders and international cooperation partners proves the advantages of synergy and complementarity, and will ensure that the future NQF will be embedded in the wider education and training system. View and download the main outputs of ACQF expertise to this cooperation on the starting elements and dialogue towards the NQF: the baseline mapping report, the handbook and presentations for the workshop in Bissau, and finally the brief handbook on development of professional qualifications. Representatives of national institutions participated in the two ACQF Training Weeks (2022), and assiduously in the ACQF Peer Learning Webinars (2020-2022).
Quadros de qualificações num mundo em mudança. Manual de formação QNQ Guiné-Bissau 5-6 Julho 2022. Quadros de qualificações num mundo em mudança. Manual de formação QNQ Guiné-Bissau 5-6 Julho 2022.

Este manual apresenta uma panorâmica das principais tendências, benefícios, instrumentos e situação atual dos quadros de qualificações na Europa e em África. Os grandes temas incluem: QNQ - conceitos, princípios, visão sistémica; tendências para uma avaliação comparativa dos QNQ; Importância de uma linguagem comum; descritores de níveis; quadros regionais de qualificações; micro-credenciais; registos e catálogos de qualificações.

Relatório de mapeamento do sistema de qualificações da Guiné-Bissau (PT) - Baseline Mapping Report on the qualifications system in Guiné-Bissau Relatório de mapeamento do sistema de qualificações da Guiné-Bissau (PT) - Baseline Mapping Report on the qualifications system in Guiné-Bissau

This baseline mapping report provides an overview of the national context and structure of the current education and training system, highlights the policy underpinnings of the future NQF and proposes a draft roadmap for development of the NQF. The report refers to global developments of NQFs, with emphasis on initiatives in Africa. This mapping report was presented and discussed with the national authorities and international partners active in the domain of qualifications in the Guiné-Bissau.

Guia Breve de Desenvolvimento de Qualificações Profissionais - Brief Methodological Guide on development of professional qualifications (PT) Guia Breve de Desenvolvimento de Qualificações Profissionais - Brief Methodological Guide on development of professional qualifications (PT)

This brief methodological guide is elaborated by ACQF experts as a contribution to the process of NQF development in Guiné-Bissau. The guide provides a practical orientation to stakeholders and practitioners interested in planning, design, approval and implementation of professional qualifications. The proposed approach is learning outcomes-based and builds on experiences from different countries in Africa and Europe, while stating that adaptation to specific national context is indispensable.