Professional qualifications

The knowledge and skills an individual needs to exercise a profession is described in a professional qualification. You can acquire a professional qualification through education, training or an EVC procedure.

 

5 steps towards recognition of a professional qualification

Step 1 

Creation of a professional qualification dossier

A professional qualification dossier is drawn up by defining a profession, determining the required competences and describing the context, autonomy and responsibility of the professional.

By whom?

Representatives of the labour market supported by the AHOVOKS process managers.


Step 2 

Validation of the professional qualification dossier

The validation committee inquires if the professional qualification dossier sufficiently describes which competences are needed and examines whether these competences are relevant both to society and labour market. These issues are examined during validation.

By whom?

The validation committee: representatives of the interprofessional social partners, VDAB, SYNTRA Vlaanderen and AHOVOKS.


Step 3 

Classification of the professional qualification dossier

The professional qualification dossier is assigned a FQF level based on the Flemish classification method.

By whom?

The classification committee: representatives of SERV, Vlor, VDAB, SYNTRA Vlaanderen and AHOVOKS


Step 4 

Recognition of the professional qualification

A professional qualification is recognised after a positive validation, classification and quality assessment.

By whom?

The Government of Flanders


Step 5 

Registration of the professional qualification

A recognised professional qualification is registered in the qualifications database.

By whom?

AHOVOKS