The project has been launched by the National Qualifications Authority (NQA), with technical and professional support from DVV International in Kosovo. Through organized activities, DVV International and the NQA aim to develop the capacities of adult learning and education (ALE) institutions, mainly non-governmental organizations (NGOs), through the delivery of information, trainings and consultancy regarding their accreditation for the RPL component in Kosovo.
All organizations participating in the project will be informed about the application process for their accreditation for RPL by the National Qualifications Authority (NQA), specifically about the stages of the process and their internal reflections that should be taken into account for this process.
Within this project is also included the staff training from different organizations, for the internal quality assurance processes related to RPL implementation.
Organized activities also emphasize the roles and responsibilities of RPL practitioners such as coordinators, mentors and assessors related to RPL implementation and the accreditation process.
All sessions will be conducted based on the expertise of the trainers engaged for the planned activities and the consultants who are also involved in identifying the target groups, and the shortcomings related to their inclusion in the RPL component.
The implementation of this project in cooperation with the NQA has started with the identification of target groups and beneficiaries, through an analysis of qualifications certified in the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) in Kosovo, using the data of the qualifications register, to identify and collect information on accredited institutions (with the main focus on NGOs) to provide these qualifications. For RPL implementation, a network of potential providers has been created, upon their identification, which will have the opportunity to certify individuals from different sectors and areas of qualification as well as marginalized individuals or groups with different specifics. At this stage, the preparation for the training sessions, the necessary materials for the presentation of the RPL, etc., has been completed.
On November 4 and 5, 2021, the first information seminar was organized for the identified organizations, which was attended by 60 representatives from various organizations, who expressed interest in the accreditation of their organizations for the implementation of the RPL component. During this Seminar, were discussed the policies and procedures for RPL implementation, the role of practitioners for RPL implementation, criteria and procedures for RPL accreditation, as well as the preparation and support of the application process,. This training was a great opportunity for participants who had the opportunity to learn about RPL details, and they were also provided with a brochure with basic information about the RPL, the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), and a program guide for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) coordinators, mentors, and assessors.
The project will continue (until the second half of December 2021) with workshops and training sessions for staff of participating organizations and other organized activities which will emphasize the roles and responsibilities of practitioners, such as coordinators, mentors and assessors, related to RPL implementation, and the involvement of consultancy during the accreditation process for RPL.