Validation of the Non-formal Education and Informal Learning From concept to implementation: Training for assessors


With the European Training Foundation and the Centre for Adult Education support, in the period of fifth days, from 11th to 15th December 2017 was organized the Training for 14 participants – assessors for the phase of the assessment of the validation process of the non-formal education and informal learning (VNFIL). The objective of this Training was to contribute to organizing access and capacity building for conducting the quality and valid assessment in the frame of the VNFIL process. Such approach presents progress – from reflection, awareness raising and conceptualization to concrete examination of the process and taking further practical steps. Such progress in overall reflects the vision of the Centre for Adult Education (CAE) and aspiration for the progress of the VNFIL process, focusing on the processes and methods for assessment with assured quality.

The VNFIL process as being part of the principals and objectives of the National Qualifications Framework for building the evaluation system of the non-formal education and informal learning,  is focused on quality assurance of the overall process, which will become part of the qualification or the full qualification which will be part of the Register of the National Qualifications Framework.

The participants in the Training have been trained by the international expert,  Ms. Anni Kurttunen, and national expert, professor Ognen Spasovski. Based on the defined criteria, the participants, have been nominated representatives from the interested institutions (MoES, CAE, VET Centre, Chambers of Commerce , Center for Life Long Learning and Open Civil Universities) who would be included in the validation process.

            Concerning the main objective, the Training Programme combined different leaning activities, adjusted to the training objective, including the practical exercises and Case of studies on assessment. Also at the Training was done the self- assessment by the by the participants in the Training Programme, and they developed their individual development plans for further learning.

At the end of the training, the participants have obtained a Certificate, which included learning results achieved during the Training, working in groups and on individual tasks, such as:

  • Good knowledge of the management of the preconditions concerning the VNIU in the Republic of Macedonia:
  • Professional and effective application of the tasks concerning their roles as VNIU trainers as assessors;
  • Implemented VINIU process in cooperation with other VNIU experts and relevant stakeholders;
  • Offered correct and analytical feed-beck information on the VINIU process for its improvement, and
  • Individually reflect the VINIU process in the position of the individual candidate for validation.