Developing organisational and financial models
for including non-formal sector qualifications
in National Qualifications Frameworks

Local seminars

The national seminar organised within the NQF-in project was held in Budapest on 25th May 2018. The seminar was attended by over 20 specialists involved in managing and promoting the Hungarian Qualification Framework (HuQF). All of them are working in the Educational Authority and in the Ministry of Human Capacities.

The second seminar provided the overall presentation of the NQF-in project and the achievements that the project partners accomplished so far.

The first presentation was delivered by Zoltan Loboda, the project coordinator from the side of the Educational Authority in Hungary. He presented the objectives of the project and drew conclusions from the Hungarian report compiled within the project (see more: http://nqf-in.eu/index.php/publications/nqf-in-reports-and-papers).

The presentations were followed by the discussion among the participants and speakers. Next presentation focused on the organisational and financial models of including non-formal qualifications into the NQFs.

It is worth mentioning that it was a second Hungarian seminar related to the topic of including qualifications from non-formal sector to national qualifications system. The first one was organised after conducting the empirical research and the pilot exercise of linking 12 non-formal sector qualifications with the HuQF. This research and pilot was finished in 4th quarter of 2016.

The findings from the empirical research and from the pilot exercise were presented and discussed also during the second seminar held on 25th May. It was outlined that private companies and adult training providers do not require new adult training to be registered as they do not really know the NQF and they do not see its positive impact. It was also said that they are afraid of losing the know-how and copyrights after registering the qualifications.

The participants and speakers discussed the foreign systems as well as the models proposed within the NQF-in project. They find models useful for mapping the roles of the NQFs and set a clearer vision and mission. They all agreed on the importance of further reinforcement of the implementation of learning outcomes approach within the Hungarian system. It was also agreed that legitimate policy goals and dedicated institutional settings for HuQF management (including unified coordination mechanisms and quality assurance for the framework) should be developed more.