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

Agata Poczmańska

Research and analysis specialist at the Educational Research Institute (IBE). She conducts research and comparative analysis in the field of: VET and qualifications systems. She has been involved in developing approach to designing qualifications awarded outside of the formal general and higher education systems, as well as to formulating learning outcomes and assessment criteria. She has been working together with sector experts on developing over 45 qualifications (in order to test the designed solutions). She prepares written materials on national and foreign VET and qualifications systems, including different approaches to formulating learning outcomes and developing qualifications, e.g., in France, Finland, and Scotland.

As a trainee at Cedefop (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training), she supported work in developing the qualifications pillar of the European Skills, Competences and Occupations taxonomy (ESCO) by identifying and analysing international qualifications.

Agata Poczmańska worked also at the Polish Craft Association (ZRP), where she was cooperating with partners at the European level, among the others UEAPME and EU institutions. She was representing Polish craft and SMEs' interests to international sector organisations. She was involved in preparing ZRP position papers within the European Commission’s and the Polish government’s public consultations on European issues. She was also conducting research on VET systems in Europe and was participating in designing and testing procedures for consultations with entrepreneurs.
She has a Master’s degree in European Studies. Currently she is a PhD candidate at the University of Warsaw.