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
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.
Representatives of the labour market supported by the AHOVOKS process managers.
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.
The validation committee: representatives of the interprofessional social partners, VDAB, Vlaio and AHOVOKS. When it comes to professional qualifications for social roles, the validation committee is composed as follows: representatives from leisure and voluntary work and AHOVOKS.
Classification of the professional qualification dossier
The professional qualification dossier is assigned a FQF level based on the Flemish classification method.
The classification committee: representatives of SERV, Vlor, VDAB, Vlaio and AHOVOKS. When it comes to professional qualifications for social roles, the classification committee is composed as follows: representatives from leisure and voluntary work, Vlor, VDAB, Vlaio and AHOVOKS.
Recognition of the professional qualification
A professional qualification is recognised after a positive validation, classification and quality assessment.
The Government of Flanders
Registration of the professional qualification
A recognised professional qualification is registered in the qualifications database.