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  • 1. National Qualifications Authority(NQA)Dan FărcaşiuCopenhagenMay 27-June 1, 20131
  • 2. Romania’s mapRomania’s map2
  • 3. Landscape of BUCHARESTLandscape of BUCHAREST3
  • 4. National Qualifications Authority’s location1-3 Valter Maracineanu Square, Bucharest4
  • 5. The National Qualifications AuthorityThe National Qualifications Authority (NQA) was set upin 2011 through the re-organisation of UECNCFPAand of the National Qualifications and Adult TrainingCouncil (CNCFPA), according to the NationalEducation Law no. 1/ 2011.According to the Government Decision no.556/ 2011,NQA is a public legal entity, a specialized body underthe coordination of the Ministry of NationalEducation.5
  • 6. NQA shall fulfill the following missions according to National EducationLaw no.1/2011 and Govermental Decision no.556/20116
  • 7. NQA Responsabilities:7
  • 8. NCP EQF - National Coordination Point for theEuropeanQualifications FrameworkNQA has the task to make the referencing of theNQF to EQF and also the comparability of thenational system of qualifications with the othersimilar systems existing in other countries.8
  • 9. REFERENCING TO EQFThe Referencing is a process that results in theestablishment of a relationship between the 8 levels of theEuropean meta-framework (EQF) and the nationalqualifications framework (NQF) or system.This process represents one of the European Parliament andEuropean Council’s recommendations (23.04.2008) whichshould has been finalized until 2010. In Romania thisprocess is still a target that have to be done until the middleof 2013.9
  • 10. REFERENCING TO EQFThis process will lead to respect the recommendation thatall new qualification certificates, diplomas and ‘Europass’documents issued by the competent authorities contain aclear reference, by way of national qualifications systems,to the appropriate European Qualifications FrameworklevelThe Referencing of NQF to EQF must be presented in areferencing report following the 10 criteria andprocedures adopted by the EQF Advisory Group inMarch 2009.10
  • 11. Criteria and proceduresfor referencingnational qualificationslevels to the EQFhttp://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-policy/doc/eqf/criteria_en.pdf1.2.1.11
  • 12. Countries that finalized the referencing processThe first countries that succeeded to finalize the referencing processand to represent a model of good practice for the elaboration of the 10criteria and procedures of the referencing are:France,Ireland,MaltaUnited Kingdom that encompasses the referencing of threequalifications frameworks: England and Northern Ireland, Scotlandand Wales.12
  • 13. Building NQF and the referencing in Romania13
  • 14. The GD project’s aims The assurance of the coherence of the qualifications and of the certifiedtitles. The evaluation, the link and the recognition of all learning outcomes. The correlation of the qualifications with the diplomas titles, certificatesand other study documents issued by the authorisedinstitutions/organisations; The assurance of the NQF compatibility with the EQF, by thetransparent correlation of the own levels of qualifications with theEuropean ones, in accordance with the legislation and the nationalpractices in force. The construction of the National Qualifications Register where will beintroduced all qualifications obtained through the national qualificationssystem in correlation with the EQF recommendations. The establishment of the NQF as a support for the employability and thesocial and professional integration.14
  • 15. The referencing reportThe referencing report of theRomanian NQF to the EQF willnot have as a good practiceexamples only the reportsalready elaborated by theEuropean countries, but alsothe results obtained at thenational level, more preciselythe Self-certification reportof the NQFHE, November2011.15
  • 16. NQF - NQFHEThe NQFHE is a constituent part of the National QualificationsFramework in RomaniaThe qualification levels of the 3 cycles of the Romanian highereducation from the European perspective look as follows:National QualificationsFramework for HigherEducation in RomaniaFramework forQualifications of theEuropeanHigherEducation AreaRomania’sNationalQualificationsFrameworkEuropean QualificationsFramework for LifelongLearningHigherEducationDoctorate Third cycle Level 8 Level 8Master Second cycle Level 7 Level 7Bachelor First cycle Level 6 Level 616
  • 17. The NQFHE and the NQRHEThe Romanian NQFHE is linked to the NQRHE whichrepresents a tool and a mirror of the higher educationqualifications.17
  • 18. NQRHEwww.rncis.ro18
  • 19. NQRHE - NQFNQA is managing the function of NQRHENQR will encompass information about thecompetent body for the description and thecertification of the qualifications, the title ofqualification, the level of qualification withinNQF, the units of learning outcomes, thereferenced level within EQF, the availability intime of the qualification, numbers of credits theaccess to the qualification and the cod of theoccupation/occupations that can be practiced.19
  • 20. NQFNQF is an instrument for the classification and thedescription of the qualifications in accordance with aset of criteria which are corresponding to somespecific levels of education and professional training.The NQF’s aim is to integrate and to coordinate thenational sub-systems of qualifications, improving thetransparency, to support the access to the life longlearning, the assurance of the progress and the qualityof the qualifications in accordance with the labourmarket and the civil society.20
  • 21. ConclusionsRomania intends to present the Referencingreport in 2013, thanks to the EQF-NCP 3project.The building of the NQF is a long termprocess which is claiming for time tounderstand and to use the key-concepts, forthe promotion of the educational and theinstitutional shifts.21
  • 22. Thank you for your attention!National Qualifications AuthorityNational Qualifications Authority1-3, Valter Maracineanu Square,1-3, Valter Maracineanu Square,Entry B, 2nd floor, room 164-166,Entry B, 2nd floor, room 164-166,Bucharest, Romania , 010155Tel.: +40 21 313 00 50/51/52Fax: +40 21 313 00 53E-mail: office@anc.gov.roWeb: www.anc.gov.ro22