Project Category
TVET Systems Services
Project Title
Barbados: Consultancy to Establish a Quality Assured NVQ Awarding Body within the TVET Council
Name of Client
Technical and Vocational and Training Council, Barbados
Start/ End Date
Aug 2002 - Aug 2007
Project Description

Advised the Technical and Vocational and Training (TVET) Council, Barbados on the establishment of an Awarding Body for NVQs and the establishment of a quality assured system to register, train and certificate candidates.

Project deliverables:

  • Drafting of statutory regulations, Terms of Reference for the Quality Assurance Committee, staff job descriptions, and clarification of relationships between committees and technical staff.
  • Technical Assistance
  • Project management / pilot testing
  • Policy development
  • Institution building – development of institutional capacity to create NVQs; quality assurance; data collection and processing, and certification.
  • Development of:
    • Centre Approval system
    • Management Information Systems
    • Quality assurance
    • Certification systems
    • Assessment procedures
    • Internal & external verification procedures
  • Devising fee structure for NVQs
  • Training of Technical Officers (TVET Council)
  • Training of internal/external verifiers
  • Piloting of NVQs
  • Review and Evaluation procedures