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

Sylwia Walicka

Sylwia Walicka is a chief researcher in the field of the validation of non-formal and informal learning at the Educational Research Institute (IBE). Her area of expertise includes validation of learning outcomes, assessment methods, designing the process of validation, quality assurance of validation, best practices of non-formal and informal learning, counselling and advising systems, lifelong learning policies, and implementation of NQF.

She is responsible for developing the online platform of best practices in validation of non-formal and informal learning and in quality assurance of validation. She is co-author of the publication The validation of learning outcomes in Poland - new opportunities for attaining qualifications.

Additionally, she is a manager of the Erasmus+ project which main aim is to develop a new professional qualification using EU instruments as ECVET and EQAVET that delivers relevant skills, knowledge and competences for e-waste recycling and re-use management professionals.

She has a double Master’s degree in the humanities at the University of Warsaw and the University of Sorbonne in Paris. Currently she is a PhD candidate at the Polish Academy of Sciences.