The definition of professional standards for each occupation and their follow-up and update is made through two working groups in INCUAL: one working group focuses on occupations, while the other working group focuses on diplomas that, in turn, shapes education provision. Both groups include sectoral experts and representatives of the public administration, trades unions and employers’ associations, suggested by CGFP. The working group of diplomas also includes experts in education, which should define the changes needed in TVET provision to respond to labour market demands identified through the observation of occupations.
This systematic process of working groups and consultations leads to the update of qualifications included in the National Catalogue of Professional Qualifications. In practice, in addition to this process, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports holds frequent communications with a broad and open set of agents (other administrations, foundations, trades unions, business associations or companies), receiving inputs on the evolution of labour market demands and contributing to the definitive process of updating the TVET provision. Moreover, changes in the VET provision must be opened for public consultation before their final approval.