Presentation on theme: "The European Qualifications Framework and National Frameworks By Judith Compton UK Commission for Employment and Skills."— Presentation transcript:
The European Qualifications Framework and National Frameworks By Judith Compton UK Commission for Employment and Skills
Outcomes of Arm’s Length Body due this week; Positive outcome likely – strong support from BIS; Scope of review includes SSCs; Assuming 40% reduction in funding over term of CSR to 2014/15; New Chairman – Charlie Mayfield; New Interim CEO – Michael Davis; New business plan – well advanced.
Strategic Objectives for 2011/14 Good market intelligence Objective To provide forward-looking labour market intelligence which helps businesses and people make the best choices for them Outcome To help labour markets work more efficiently Drives increased investment Objective To work with businesses to develop the best market solutions which leverage greater investment in skills Outcome To rebalance skills investment between businesses, individuals and Government To achieve greater impact Objective To provide a Commissioner perspective on what works, what doesn’t and what needs to be done to secure an internationally competitive skills base Outcome To maximise the impact of skills investment for jobs and growth
What is the EQF? Definition An overarching framework which enables EU countries to compare qualifications Features 8 Levels; Inclusive – all qualifications; Locally referenced.
Example: EQF/SCQF Alignment
Its Purpose Translations device – shows how to compare qualifications between EU countries; Mobility of workers/learners across EU; Supports lifelong learning for individual; Helps employers target training budgets – and prevents unnecessary duplication of training
EQF and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills Supports “Intelligence” – consistent approach to tracking progress with skills through qualifications; Supports “Investment” – employers and individuals know how and where to invest in skills; Supports “Impact” - clear information and benchmarks to work with.
This Specific Project: Working with Sectors Importance of looking at implications on sectoral basis; Initial work in four important sectors: - social care - land-based - health - construction Areas for study are needs, priorities, skills development, skills utilisation, recognition of qualifications