COTVET Regulatory.

An applicant who intends to offer services at National Certificate 1 and 2 on the National Technical and Vocational Education and Training Qualifications Framework shall possess the following:

(a) A qualification recognised by the Council which is  at least one level above the level or levels for which accreditation is being sought and teaching qualification considered adequate by the Council; or

(b) Be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills, and demonstrate competence in competency-based training assessment in a vocational and technical area and level or levels for which accreditation is being sought; or

(c) Industrial experience as a trainer for a minimum period of two years

(d) Accreditation is valid for a period of five years and may be renewed

(e) The Council may charge fees for accreditation and renewal of accreditation

(f) The Council may withdraw the accreditation or registration of a facilitator or a trainer if the facilitator or trainer no longer meets the registration or accreditation requirements.

Renewal of accreditation:

The Council may renew the accreditation of an applicant who

(a) Has acquired industry experience in the relevant field;

(b) Provides an affirmation in a form prescribed by the Council and the affirmation is signed by an appropriate authority of a trade association or professional body; and

(c) Has fulfilled the requirements for which accreditation was granted.

Accreditation to offer services at the Higher National Diploma level and above:

The Council shall develop accreditation requirements with appropriate bodies to provide for accreditation to offer services the at Higher National Diploma level and above on the National Technical and Vocational Education and Training Qualifications Framework.

COTVET/NAB Regulatory.

An applicant who intends to offer services at National Proficiency and Certificates I and II on the National Technical and Vocational Education and Training Qualifications Framework shall possess the following:

(a) A qualification recognised by the Council which is  at least one level above the level or levels for which accreditation is being sought and teaching qualification considered adequate by the Council; or

(b) Be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills, and demonstrate competence in competency-based training assessment in a vocational and technical area and level or levels for which accreditation is being sought; or

(c) Industrial experience as a trainer for a minimum period of two years

(d) Accreditation is valid for a period of five years and may be renewed

(e) The Council may charge fees for accreditation and renewal of accreditation

(f) The Council may withdraw the accreditation or registration of a facilitator or a trainer if the facilitator or trainer no longer meets the registration or accreditation requirements.

Renewal of accreditation:

The Council may renew the accreditation of an applicant who

(a) Has acquired industry experience in the relevant field;

(b) Provides an affirmation in a form prescribed by the Council and the affirmation is signed by an appropriate authority of a trade association or professional body; and

(c) Has fulfilled the requirements for which accreditation was granted.

National Accreditation Board

To do this the Board seeks:

  • To provide a systematic and rational basis for establishing, monitoring and improving standards in tertiary education through:
  • Developing benchmarks for accreditation and quality assurance
  • Ensuring proper operations in tertiary institutions.
  • To facilitate the development of accredited public and private tertiary institutions towards the attainment of Presidential Charter.
  • To determine the equivalences of both local and foreign tertiary and professional qualifications.

COTVET/NAB

Accreditation to offer services at Higher National Diploma and above:

The Council shall develop accreditation requirements with appropriate bodies to provide for accreditation to offer services at Higher National Diploma level and above on the National Technical and Vocational Education and Training Qualifications Framework.

  • Technical University: An institution of higher or further education in which courses in a large range of subjects, especially, of a technical or vocational kind are available.

NCTE

The functions of Council, as provided in Section 2(1) of Act 454, are:

(a)          To advise the Minister on the development of institutions of tertiary education in Ghana;

(b)          To enquire into the financial needs of the institutions of tertiary education and advise the Minister accordingly;

(c)          To recommend to the Minister for the purpose of the preparation of the annual national education budget;

(i)            block allocations of funds toward running costs; and

(ii)          grants towards capital expenditure of  each institution of tertiary  education,

indicating how the allocations are to be disbursed;

(d)  to recommend national standards and norms, including standards and norms on staff, costs, accommodation and time utilization for the approval of the Minister and to monitor the implementation of any approved national standards and norms by the institutions;

(e) to advise governing councils of institutions  of tertiary education on suitable measures for generating  additional funds for their institutions;

(f) to advise the institutions of tertiary education on the applications for and acceptance of external assistance in accordance with government policy;

(g) to advise the Minister generally on rates of remuneration and other conditions of service of staff of the institutions;

(h) to publish information on tertiary education in Ghana; and

(i) to perform any other functions relating to tertiary education as are incidental to the functions specified in this Act.

Examining Body

A.    Technical Exams Unit [TEU]

The TEU granted accreditation by the Council to award qualifications from National Proficiency to Certificates on the NTVETQF under the Competency Based Training (CBT) Policy. They perform external verification (EV) activities with accredited CBT institutions for the awards of Certificate.

 

The Technical and Vocational Education Division (TVED) is one of the Ten (10) Divisions of the Ghana Education Service (GES) Headquarters responsible for implementing pre-tertiary Technical and Vocational Education under the Ministry of Education (MoE).

Vision Statement

To provide relevant and quality Technical and Vocational Education and Training Skills to meet Ghana’s socio-economic development.

Mission Statement

To create enabling an environment for the youth to acquire quality demand-driven TVET employable skills and general education to enable them to fulfill the country’s TVET human resource requirements.

NABPTEX:

NABPTEX is awarding body offering non-CBT awards at the tertiary level although registered with COTVET to issue a credit of full qualifications and competency awards at the higher level.

The National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations (NABPTEX) is one of three bodies with the mandate to regulate the tertiary education sector. Reconstituted in 2004, eleven years after its inauguration, NABPTEX is fully aware of the challenges and opportunities presented by current trends in Ghana’s tertiary education sector, as well as the need to position itself to enhance its value and relevance. NABPTEX has chosen to undertake a critical self-evaluation as well as an examination of the operating environment.

NVTI

NVTI is awarding body offering non-CBT awards at the pre-tertiary level although registered with COTVET to issue a credit of full qualifications and competency awards at the pre-tertiary level

Functions

According to the Act of Parliament (No. 351 of 12th January, 1970) establishing the National Vocational Training Institute, it is to function are as follows:

  • To organize apprenticeship, in-plant training and training programmes for industrial and clerical workers and train Instructors and Training Officers required for the purpose.
  • To provide for vocational guidance and career development in industry.
  • To develop training standards, and evolve effective trade testing and certification policies and programmes.
  • To initiate a continuing study of the country’s manpower requirements at the skilled worker level.
  • To establish and maintain technical and cultural relations with international organizations and other foreign institutions engaged in activities connected with vocational training and,
  • Subject to the provisions of this Act, to do all such things as are conducive to the attainment of the objectives of the Institute.

Institutional Training Department

Functions

  • Formulate time tested policies to guide the development and maintenance of the Institute’s infrastructure
  • Initiate and implement policies to ensure that the Institutes are managed with excellence to meet world-class standards and standards set by COTVET
  • Evolve policies to assure that demand-driven competency-based training takes place in all our Institute nationwide
  • Ensure that Institute Managers commit themselves fully to the MOUs, perform contracts signed with the Institute, and
  • ake the appropriate actions of any infractions
  • Put in place a system to make the Institute training a masterpiece of NVTI’s activities
  • Submit a quarterly report on the progress of the Institute to the Director

Ensure that the Institute production unit/construction unit are managed professionally and in line with best practices.