NQF-J Launch Event
JAMAICA on Wednesday joined more than 100 countries across the globe in establishing a National Qualifications Framework, which will systematise all levels of learning achievement to ensure that the skills and knowledge that have been learned are recognised throughout the country.
The National Qualifications Framework of Jamaica (NQF-J), which was conceptualised in 2013 and spearheaded by the Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission, will improve educational quality in the country; consolidate the delivery of education and training under a single framework; expand access to learning and work opportunity for all and make it easier for learners to enter the education systems and to progress further.
Under this framework, individuals who have acquired skills and knowledge outside of a formal learning environment will be able to gain credits from what they have gained through the Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). (Read more)