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

Anthony O’Reilly

Anthony O’Reilly is a member of the Executive Team within the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Partnership (SCQFP).  His role includes working on projects  promoting the use of the Framework to a range of stakeholders, including parents, teachers and learners, as well as activities which build and maintain relationships with UK, European and International partners.    Anthony also works on a number of research projects evaluating the use and impact of the SCQF in Higher and Further Education, among training providers, schools,  learners and employers.  Anthony is also involved in a number of groups concerned with the implementation of  UK and European VET initiatives such as ECVET, EQAVET, ESCO and Europass and has led a working group to look at how the SCQF fits with national curriculum developments.

Anthony has worked with the national skills agency as an Enterprise in Education Adviser, working with schools, colleges and employers across a range of sectors. He led on the development of a Supported Employment initiative in the Glasgow region to enable people with learning difficulties to enter mainstream employment. He was responsible for rolling out a new union upskilling initiative in the south west of Ireland; training, managing and coaching a network of Union Learning Representatives and marketing the project to business and enterprise as well as education providers. This led to his involvement in a number of European projects where Anthony worked with partners involved in Recognition of Prior Learning, Learning Mentors programmes, European Qualifications Framework (EQF) projects and a European VET network.  He is one of 13 ECVET Experts in the United Kingdom.

Anthony has been involved in the design, delivery and assessment of a range of training and educational activity in the UK and Ireland and has been involved in the field of education, training and qualifications for over 20 years in a range of posts.  More recently he has worked on a number of European projects based on implementing National Qualifications Frameworks and promoting the benefits and synergies of the various European VET initiatives as part of his role within the Executive Team at the SCQFP.  He has participated in a number of Transversal and Erasmus+ projects both as a participant and an organiser with partners from Italy, Germany, Netherlands and Malta.