Trainings within “Strengthening institutional Capacities of the Agency for Quality Assurance in Education” Project
On May 15 and 17, trainings on “Pilot Accreditation of VET Institutions” were held within “Strengthening institutional Capacities of the Agency for Quality Assurance in Education” project. The Project is funded by the European Union and implemented by consortium led by the “IBF International Consulting” to assist the Agency for Quality Assurance in Education.
Both trainings were delivered by the international expert Dr. Achim Hopbach. The participants of the trainings were representatives of State Agency for Vocational Education, vocational education institutions (6 representatives from 3 institutions) and members of the Accreditation Commissions (9 experts in the field of vocational education and training). Trainings covered accreditation of vocational education institutions, accreditation criteria and procedures, site-visits, preparation of self-evaluation and accreditation reports. This project is implemented under the Financing Agreement (Education for Employment in Azerbaijan) between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the European Union. “Education for Employment in Azerbaijan” (ENI/2018/041-537) Annual Action Programme 2018 is financed under European Neighbourhood Instrument. The specific objective of the project is to improve the capacities of the Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (TKTA), to develop and introduce new mechanisms on accreditation of education institutions, quality assurance processes at all educational levels, recognition of prior learning, as well as recognition of foreign qualifications in accordance with advanced European experience. The project covers activities in five directions including, strengthening regulatory framework and capacities of the TKTA on accreditation, quality assurance, supporting TKTA to apply for full ENQA membership, improving communication function and strengthening research and analytics capacity of TKTA.