PQF-NCC Technical Working Groups (TWGs)

TESDA – Qualifications Register (QR)
CHED – Pathways and Equivalencies (PE)
CHED – Qualifications 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 – Qualifications 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