The National Technical and Vocational Education and Training Qualifications Committee (NTVETQC)
NTVETQC, as the main regulatory authority for the National TVET Qualifications Framework is charged: to advise the COTVET Board on, and to do all things necessary or expedient, for the maintenance of a credible, rigorous, effective, and efficient qualifications framework for the TVET system. The institutional representation on the NTVETQC
|Institutional representation on the NTVETQC
Ministry of Education (MoE)
Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations (MoELR)
Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations (NABPTEX)
Ghana Employers’ Association (GEA)
Ministry of Trade and Industry (MoTI)
One person representing Informal Sector Associations
Two persons with knowledge of competency based qualifications
|Functions of the National Technical and Vocational Education and Training Qualifications Committee
- Establish policies, criteria, regulations and procedures necessary for operation of the National TVET Qualifications Framework including accreditation issues.
- Establish basic quality assurance standards and procedures for TVET qualification awarding bodies
- Review the levels and operation of the NTVETQF from time to time and make recommendations to the COTVET Board for the revision and improvement of the Framework.
- Make recommendations to the COTVET Board on granting of authority to accredited bodies for the award of qualifications within the NTVETQF and imposition of sanctions as and when applicable;
- Recommend new qualifications to the COTVET Board for approval.
- Monitor the qualifications market and ensure the development of new qualifications meet national and international demands;
- Provide guidance, advice, and technical support to implementing institutions within the NTVETQF towards the achievement of the objectives of the NTVETQF;
- Publish and disseminate information relating to approved qualifications and respective accredited providers offering the qualifications as well as accredited qualification awarding bodies.
- Perform such other NTVETQF-related functions as may be determined by the COTVET Board.
National TVET Qualification Framework
The term qualification covers different aspects:
(a) Formal qualification: the formal outcome (certificate, diploma or title) of an assessment and validation process which is obtained when a competent body determines that an individual has achieved learning outcomes to given standards and/or possesses the necessary competence to do a job in a specific area of work.
A qualification confers official recognition of the value of learning outcomes in the labour market and in education and training. A qualification can be a legal entitlement to practice a trade;
(b) Job requirements: the knowledge, aptitudes and skills required to perform the specific tasks attached to a particular work position
An instrument for the development and classification of qualifications (e.g. at national or sectoral level) according to a set of criteria or standards (e.g. using level descriptors) applicable to specified levels of learning outcomes.
A qualification framework can be used to:
– establish national standards of knowledge, skills and competences;
– promote the quality of education;
– provide a system of coordination and/or integration of qualifications and enable comparison of qualifications by relating qualifications to each other;
– promote access to learning, transfer of learning outcomes and progression in learning.
NTVETQF s offer a wide range of benefits for employees, employers as well as the economy.
Employees and other individuals gain:
- recognition of their knowledge and skills
- increased job satisfaction
- improved progress up the career ladder
- flexible route to getting qualified
- improved employability and transferability
- improved employee performance/skills
- increased productivity
- improved quality of products and services
- improved employee motivation
- more cost-effective training
- better guarantee of job candidate’s capability/capabilities
Our economy benefits through:
- labour mobility and transferability of skills within West Africa sub-region
- enhanced workforce competitiveness
- the drive for common standards similar to the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)
- competence being made explicit and the provision of a clear basis for international comparison
- information needs of employers about workforce competence being met