A Synoptic View of the Albanian Qualifications Framework


Ejvis (Shehi) Gishti – National Vocational Education, Training and Qualifications Agency, Albania, Rr. Him Kolli, Nr. 25, Tirana, Albania 

Qualification framework;
Level descriptor;
Learning outcomes

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/ERAZ.2021.223

Abstract: This research addresses a synoptic analysis of the state of play of the qualifications aligned with the Albanian Qualifications Framework (AQF). One of the main features of human resource development is the development of a national qualification framework within which can be obtained all the necessary professional competences. Albania is gradually shifting from traditional qualifications into outcome based modern ones.

Research methodology includes qualitative analysis, covering legal frame­work, strategic documents, other research papers related to the focus of this article. The study adopted a qualitative approach.

After 10 years of AQF developments and implementation, there is a need to restart the discussion on the number of AQF levels and, when needed, respective sub-levels in order to have a current common understanding among stakeholders about qualifications types and their relationship to each other. AQF implementation is linked with its contribution to policy goals such as lifelong learning and increasing the quality of education and training in Albania. For better development and implementation of the AQF, the responsible institutions should work in accordance with common princi­ples, practices and criteria for the main respective functions: development of standards and qualifications, accrediting institutions to supply these qualifi­cations; and, quality assuring assessment and certification.

7th International Scientific ERAZ Conference – ERAZ 2021 – Conference Proceedings: KNOWLEDGE BASED SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT,  Online/virtual, May 27, 2021

ERAZ Conference Proceedings published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans – Belgrade, Serbia

ERAZ conference partners: Faculty of Economics and Business, Mediterranean University, Montenegro; University of National and World Economy – Sofia, Bulgaria; Faculty of Commercial and Business Studies – Celje, Slovenia; AMBIS University, Prague – Czech Republic; Faculty of Applied Management, Economics and Finance – Belgrade, Serbia

ERAZ Conference 2021 Conference Proceedings: ISBN 978-86-80194-46-2, ISSN 2683-5568, DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/ERAZ.2021

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