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					NATIONAL AGENCY FOR
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND
TRAINING, BULGARIA



The 4th meeting of the SEEVET-Net
11-12 July, 2011
Chisinau, Moldova
STATUTE AND MAIN ACTIVITIES OF NAVET


   NAVET is a specialized body to the Council of Ministers of the Republic of
    Bulgaria for licensing of activities and coordination of the institutions related to
    vocational guidance, training and education. It was established in 2000 with VET
    Law.
   The activities of NAVET are organized in the following main directions:
    - Participation in the development of policy documents in the field of VET and their
    implementation
    - Development and updating of the basic documents for regulation of vocational
    education and training system in the country – List of Professions for Vocational
    Education and Training and State Vocational Standards for acquiring qualification
    in professions
    - Licensing and control of Centers for Vocational Training of adults (employed and
    unemployed persons)
    - Licensing and control of Centers for Information and Vocational Guidance
TRIPARTITE PRINCIPLE – MAIN CHARACTERISTIC
OF NAVET
Equal representative quota in the Managing Board and Expert
Commissions in vocational areas of:
 Ministries
 Nationtionaly representative employers’ organizations
 Nationtionaly representative employees’ organizations


   Cooperation of NAVET with MEYS, MLSP, EA – participation of
    NAVET in interinstitutional working groups for development of policy
    documents and for improvement of the legislative basis of VET
   Cooperation Agreements between NAVET and all nationally
    representative employers’ and employees’ organizations, as well as with
    branch organization in different economic sector
CONTRIBUTION OF NAVET TO QUALITY ASSURANCE
OF VET

   Maintaining of adequate to the labour market requirements and needs List of
    professions for VET– classified in vocational areas and levels of vocational
    qualifications (4 levels according to the complexity of work tasks and activities)

   Development and updating of State Vocational Standards (SVS) for acquiring
    qualification in profession – learning outcomes (LO) oriented since 2007, since
    last year a process of restructuring learning outcomes description in units of LO
    oriented to implementation of credit system

   Licensing of Centres for vocational training – the procedures include evaluation
    of the training content, facilities and staff against the requirements defined in the
    SVS, in the evaluation process experts in the respective vocational area involved

   Follow up control by experts from NAVET, joint inspections with Employment
    Agency’s experts
MAIN NATIONAL GOALS FOR THE VET SYSTEM
IN BULGARIA

   To create NQF applicable for all national educational and qualifications
    levels

   To elaborate BGCVET on the principles and technical specifications of
    ECVET

   To secure quality of the VET system

   To build a coherent national VET system as a synergic overarching
    architecture, comprising all instruments (NQF, ECVET, ECTS, EQARF,
    Europass)
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN VET
NATIONAL LEVEL – LEGISLATIVE BASIS

LAW FOR VET

   Regulates the VET system – the VET system includes vocational guidance,
    vocational education and vocational training

   Amendments are under development aimed at ensuring legislative prerequisites for
    implementation of EU instruments in VET – implementation of national quality
    assurance model, implementation of credit transfer in VET, functioning of a system
    for validation of non-formal and informal learning and building up of a lifelong
    career guidance system
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN VET
AT NATIONAL LEVEL - NQF

National Qualifications Framework

   Draft of NQF has been developed and published in June 2011 for public
    discussion which will continue until September 2011

   It includes one preparatory 0 level and 8 levels
PREREQUISITES FOR ECVET MPLEMENTATION
NATIONAL CONTEXT
   8 levels of the draft NQF
    National VET system has 4 levels which are compatible to the EQF-levels
   The List of professions
    Every qualification from the List of professions has its definite level – I, II, III
    or IV
   The State Vocational Standards (SVS) are learning outcomes oriented
   Each qualification is divided in competences and each competence could be
    specific for the particular qualification or common for several qualifications
   In SVS the competences are structured in two groups:
    General professional competences
    Specific competencies for the specialization
   The assessment of the learning outcomes achieved is on the basis of criteria and
    indicators for assessment, which are part of a National Examination Programme for
    the acquisition of a vocational qualification for a profession
NATIONAL APPROACH TO ECVET
IMPLEMENTATION

   In the SVS for each qualification there is a division of a qualification in a
    set of competences
   The competences are described in terms of LO
   The competences could be easily designed into Units of learning outcomes
   Determination of Units common for 2/3 qualifications in the particular area
    at different level of NQS/EQF. These common Units have different weight
    in different qualifications and ensure upgrading of the professional career
    of individuals
   The approach and its implementation is in a process of development,
    allocation of credit points is still under consideration
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RECOMMENDATION FOR
EQARF FOR VET

   Analysis of quality assurance in VET has been developed – assessment of
    the legislative framework, results of the activities implemented by the key
    actors aimed at improvement of access, training content, methods and
    facilities with respect to labour market current and perspective
    requirements and needs; outlines the main directions of actions for the
    future
   Model of quality assurance system in VET incorporating quality indicators
    for each phase of the quality assurance cycle is under development

				
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