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PQF - NCC Technical Working Groups (TWGs)

To pursue the implementation of the PQF, working groups shall be established, especially in the areas of Qualifications Register, Quality Assurance, Pathways and Equivalencies, Information and Guidelines and International Alignment.

The Working Groups are currently being headed by the following: 
TESDA      –      Qualifications Register (QR)
CHED        –      Pathways and Equivalencies (PE)
CHED        –      Quality Assurance (QA)
PRC           –      International Alignment (IA)
DepEd       –      Information and Guidelines (IG)

TESDA – Qualifications Register (QR)
Functions:

1.  Provides information to employers, trainers and trainees on education and training opportunities, licensure and assessment and certification services in professional and skilled qualifications;
2.  Maintains/updates the database of professional and skilled qualifications;
3.  Provides regular, timely data/information to the Technical Secretariat;
4.  Coordinates/Harmonizes agency databases on the registry of qualifications

CHED – Pathways and Equivalencies (PE)
Functions:

1.  Establishes equivalency pathways and equivalency system for seamless education transfer and/or progression between education levels corresponding to the PQF levels; 
2.  Develops a National System of Credit Transfer;
3.  Facilitates the enhancement and adoption of the Ladderized Education Program consistent with the PQF 


CHED – Quality Assurance (QA)
Functions:
1.  Develops PQF quality procedures manuals;
2.  Facilitates the conduct of evaluation and compliance audits/reviews vis-à-vis set standards;
3.  Provides recommendations to the National Coordinating Committee (NCC) based on the results of the evaluation

PRC – International Alignment (IA)
Functions:

1.  Conduct researches/ studies for comparability/ benchmarking of Philippine qualifications with other countries and regional/international groupings;
2.  Coordinates with professional organizations in the pursuit of mutual recognition arrangements/ agreements

DepEd – Information and Guidelines (IG)
Functions:

1.  Develops information, education and communication (IEC) materials to promote and advocate PQF;
2.  Formulates guidelines, circulars and policy issuances for the approval of the NCC
 

The Philippine Qualifications Framework - It is a collaborative program by the Department of Education (DepEd), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Commission on Higher Education (CHED) , Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

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