This week the SCQF Partnership team have welcomed a delegation from the Macedonian Ministry of Education to Glasgow. The visit takes place between 23 – 29 April 2017 and will involve spending time with us here at the Partnership, plus visits to some of our key stakeholders including the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, the Scottish Qualifications Authority, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and City of Glasgow College. The aim of this study visit is to provide members of the Macedonian National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Unit with a comprehensive overview of the Scottish education system and an insight into how key organisations and institutions in Scotland contribute to the effectiveness of the system.
Тhe visit forms part of an ongoing Twinning Project the overall objective of which is to strengthen the national capacities for an effective and efficient system for the NQF in Macedonia. The activities are aimed at improving country capacity in the implementation of the NQF, including legislation, administration and development of qualifications in the key economic sectors. As a result of the project, the visibility and the potential of the NQF as a tool for lifelong learning policy will be enhanced.
The project kicked off in January 2016 and concludes in July 2017. The main beneficiary is the Ministry of Education and Science in Macedonia. The project is financed by the European Union, IPA OPHRD Programme 2007-2013.