National Training and Vocational Qualifications Framework (NTVQF)
The NTVQF is a comprehensive, nationally consistent yet flexible framework for all qualifications in technical and vocational education and training in Bangladesh.Together with the National Skills Quality Assessment System, it will these ensure quality, demand-based skills development in Bangladesh.
The Bangladesh Skills Development System has two components; the National Training and Vocational Qualifications Framework (NTVQF) and the National Skills Quality Assessment System. Together, these ensure quality, demand-based skills development in Bangladesh. The NTVQF is a comprehensive, nationally consistent yet flexible framework for all qualifications in technical and vocational education and training.
1) Nationally-recognised competency standards:
Nationally-agreed, industry-determined sets of knowledge, skills and attitudes that are required for workers to be able to effectively perform work activities to the standard expected in the workplace.
2) Competency-Based Training (CBT) Delivery System:
CBT is used by teachers and trainers to develop learners’ competency in necessary areas. It is very different from the traditional methods of education and training used in Bangladesh because instead of concentrating on developing theoretical knowledge, CBT places emphasis on the real work skills that a person can apply in the workplace.
3) Competency Assessment and Certification System (CACS):
The Bangladesh CACS ensures a nationally consistent approach to assessing whether students are competent in specified areas. Nationally-recognised competency standards (mentioned above) are used as the measuring tool and CBT (also mentioned above) is the methodology used to deliver training. The CACS relies on certified assessors, assessment facilities and equipment, assessment tools and the NTVQF Information Management System (an online registry of all learners trained, assessed and certified).
The skills development system in Bangladesh consists of public, private, NGO and industry-based institutions providing a wide variety of formal and non-formal training programs to different target groups using different approaches to delivery and assessment. While their scope is wide, their impact is limited without a unifying vision within which each has a clearly defined role.