SUCCESS FACTORS in the implementation
The SVQ constitutes an integral part of the Cyprus Qualifications Framework (CyQF), which is linked to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). The SVQ fills a prior gap by providing the opportunity for interested persons to obtain a certificate in one or more professional qualifications depending on the qualifications and/or experience they have.
Monitoring and evaluation
MONITORING and EVALUATION: Is progress measured regularly? What are the indicators used to measure progress of the policy instrument? Have any evaluations been conducted?
Quality Assurance for Professional Qualifications concerns the reliability, objectivity, consistency and independence of the results. For this purpose, quality criteria / controls have been defined and applied, as well as for the process of evaluation and certification of professional qualifications, in order to ensure that the evaluation is in accordance with the Standards, is reliable and objective and is applied consistently, regardless of the CAPs and the Assessors involved in the process.
EVIDENCE ON EFFECTIVENESS: How effective is the policy instrument?
The development of the Professional Qualifications Standards must be characterized by precision and clarity and must include all the tasks determined by the Technical Qualifications Committees and approved by the Board of HRDA to meet the needs of the economy. Evaluators should use the defined evaluation methods and be characterized by responsibility, objectivity, transparency and consistency. The dispute resolution process should be done in accordance with the established procedures and the principles of meritocracy and equal treatment.
SUSTAINABILITY: How sustainable is the policy instrument? Do you expect the instrument to continue over the next few years and why?
In the context of the continuous upgrade of human resources, the Government has set high in its priorities the operation of the SVQ in Cyprus. SVQ will bring about very significant changes in the whole institution of the original and continuing training and in general the development and utilization of human resources in Cyprus. Certification of professional qualifications is evidence that the person has the necessary knowledge and skills of a specific level of profession that meet the real needs of the labor market. This implies recognition of professional qualifications and ease of finding work as well as increased development prospects.