2nd Training Week 5-9 September 2022: Skills, Qualifications and Frameworks for Mutual Trust in a Changing World

The second ACQF training week takes place in Johannesburg - South Africa, as a hybrid event. Participants will interact with world class speakers, share their experiences, and engage in practical and hands-on sessions to develop and strengthen their knowledge and skills on a range of issues related with the conditions and enablers of transparency of qualifications and mutual trust between qualifications frameworks in a changing world. Themes of the training programme: national and regional qualifications frameworks, quality assurance, development of qualifications, recognition of learning and qualifications, online registers of qualifications, novel approaches to labour market intelligence, monitoring and evaluation, and referencing to ACQF.

2nd ACQF Training week 5-9 September 2022 – Hybrid event (EN-FR-PT)

Hotel Radisson Blu Sandton - Johannesburg (South Africa)

DRAFT Agenda (V5, 11/08/2022)

Theme: “Skills, qualifications and frameworks for mutual trust in a changing world

Get the Training Modules and Presentations accessible at ACQF Capacity Development webpage (EN, FR, PT).

Visit the webpage of the 1st ACQF training week (18-22/April 2022) for more information on the outputs and training materials.


05 Sept

06 Sept

07 Sept

08 Sept

09 Sept

Main themes

NQF-systemic view. Build, compare NQFs.

Qualifications development. Learning outcomes. Labour market information

Validation and recognition of learning: RPL, CAT, register.

Quality assurance. Study visit to SAQA

M&E. Referencing to ACQF


S1: Opening, context.

African Union Commission

S8: Agenda of the day. Q&A


S14: Agenda of the day. Q&A

S21: Agenda of the day. Q&A

S26: Agenda of the day. Q&A



S2: Welcome speech: CEO South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)

S9: Ethiopia: update on the NQF.

(Education and Training Authority)

S15: IGAD Regional Qualifications Framework: update on the process and goals


S22: Cape Verde presentation: updates on recognition of qualifications


S27: Register of qualifications of Botswana - a fast development.

(Botswana Qualifications Authority)


S3: Introduction participants.

Agenda, working methods.

S10: Level descriptors, learning outcomes. Concepts, application, development)

S16: Recognition of qualifications.

Addis Convention.

S23: Quality assurance: ASG-QA


S28: Monitoring and Evaluation in the context of NQF / ACQF



S4: Overview, main concepts, issues, policies. ACQF. Skills, occupations, qualifications.

(E. Castel-Branco)

(C. Jaftha)

Global Convention

(UNESCO, A. Salifou)


(R. Pursell-Gotz, JET Education Services)


S5: Qualifications and NQF - systemic view. Global trends. Added value.

(A. Bateman, E. Castel-Branco)



S11: Competence-based training.

(E. Vogel, CINOP)

Case study: Cabo Verde (A. Mendes, UC-SNQ)

S17: RPL: policy, methods, application. ACQF Guideline 4.

(F. Cheelo)

Case study: Cameroon

S24: Quality assurance: system, internal, external. Linkages to NQF.

(A. Bateman)

S29: Referencing NQF-ACQF

(C. Jaftha, E. Castel-Branco)









S6: Building and governing the NQF

(O. Correia, J. Mukhwana)

S12: Development of qualifications. Practical guidance.

(O. Correia)


S18: CATS: concepts, policy, applications, challenges.

(J. Mwewa)

2 case studies: Kenya; ECTS.

S25: Study visit to SAQA.

South African NQF. Role and organisation of SAQA. NQF governance. Registers of qualifications.

S30: Referencing self-assessment in groups (criteria 1, 2, 3, 4).

Understanding the criteria and practical application.


S6 (continued): Group exercise.


S12 (continued): Practical exercises in groups

S19: Digital registers of qualifications.

(E. Castel-Branco)

S25: SAQA (continued)

S31: Presentations - groups



S7: analysis and comparison of qualifications and NQFs. The EQF experience.

(Cedefop – J. Bjornavold)

S13: Skills, qualifications and labour market information: innovative data and methods. Cases & examples.

(M. Pelucchi, Lightcast)

S20: ESCO: practical uses in skills and qualifications.


S25: SAQA (continued)

Peer review and discussion on results of self-assessment


Q&A, poll


Open session: countries’ NQF news.

Q&A, Poll

S25: SAQA (continued)

S32: Final evaluation. Conclusions. Closure


  • When Sep 05, 2022 08:15 AM to Sep 09, 2022 02:30 PM (UTC / UTC0)
  • Where Radisson Blu Sandton - Johannesburg, South Africa
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