Quality Assurance and Qualifications Frameworks

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Quality assurance and qualifications systems were two of the Bologna Process action lines that saw significant development at the ministerial meeting in Bergen in 2005. The ministers adopted the Standards and Guidelines for the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and the Framework for Qualifications of the EHEA. Stocktaking for the London ministerial meeting in May 2007 reported on the implementation of these two tools for the reform of European higher education. National qualification frameworks and the overarching Bologna Framework of Qualifications of the European Higher Education Area will also have profound implications for the field of quality assurance, as well as for the methods used by quality assurance agencies.

At the moment, all over Europe, national qualifications frameworks are being developed and learning outcomes defined in stakeholder processes involving political bodies, higher education institutions, students, employers and quality assurance agencies. By 2010, the national frameworks are expected to be fully implemented in all 46 countries and certified against the overarching EHEA framework. Quality assurance agencies play a major role in the development of national qualifications frameworks, as they help the institutions to demonstrate the link between their programmes and the framework. The EHEA Framework consequently calls for national quality assurance systems to refer to the national frameworks. The national frameworks also need to be consistent with the European Standards and Guidelines (ESG) and with the related communiqu├ęs of the Bologna Process. Download free Quality Assurance and Qualifications Frameworks.pdf here

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