Training Modules 1 to 10_ENGLISH

The package of ACQF Training Modules is focused on key topics of the domain of qualifications, qualifications frameworks (national and regional) and functioning of ACQF. The Modules provide a comprehensive overview of the main concepts, principles, implementation steps and instruments, supported by cases and examples of application in different countries and regions in Africa and other continents. Each Training Module contains guidance for trainers and learners. To support interaction, autonomous learning and assessment of learning outcomes, the Training Modules include reflective questions, and assessment tasks. The Training Modules are designed for self-paced learning (individual); teacher-/trainer-/facilitator-directed learning – which may include group learning; or a combination of the above.
Training Module 3: Referencing to ACQF

Training Module 3 presents the goals, criteria and procedures for referencing of National Qualifications Frameworks to ACQF, and proposes self-assessment tools and questions to help your country engage with the referencing process.

Training Module 4: Validation and Recognition of Learning

Training Module 4 provides a concise overview of three essential modalities for validation of learning: a) Recognition of foreign qualifications (with due reference to Addis Recognition Convention); b) Credit Accumulation and Transfer; c) Recognition of Prior Learning.

Training Module 5: Quality Assurance in the context of the ACQF

Training Module 5 presents the requisites for quality assurance of qualifications in NQF referenced to ACQF and a brief contribution to an African framework for Quality Assurance of TVET, RPL and work-based learning. The Training Module contains examples of Quality Assurance Frameworks of other regional blocks.

Training Module 8: Communication and Outreach in the context of NQF / ACQF

A key message of this training is that communication and outreach is part of the NQF as a system. Communication and outreach is not only about marketing, but more importantly about information for stakeholders and end-users as part of the NQF strategy and system for results and impact, that is effectiveness over the short, medium and longer term. The benefits of the NQF (and ACQF) will only truly materialise when all stakeholders, end-users, institutions have access to open and reliable information on the existing and new qualifications, credentials, learning pathways, recognition of learning, and on their value for employment, active life, further personal and professional development, for labour mobility, investment and economic and social development. But the limited visibility and understanding of NQFs’ benefits and services among stakeholders and end-users is a problem that needs to be recognised and addressed in a systematic manner in many countries.

Training Module 10: Qualifications and qualifications frameworks - a systemic view

NQFs do not work in isolation. Training Module 10 guides you through the development and implementation of NQFs, placement of qualifications in NQFs, governance models; and explores insights on the features and place of micro-credentials, and on data bases of qualifications. This comprehensive Training Module is a valuable companion for all NQF practitioners, policy makers and stakeholders.