Project Category
National Qualifications Frameworks Development and Review
Project Title
Bahrain: Developing a National Qualifications Framework
Name of Client
Tamkeen Labour Fund
Start/ End Date
Jan 2010 - Dec 2011
Project Description

SQA is assisting the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain to develop a National Qualification Framework which will include: a strategic vision, mission and objectives ; policy recommendations on Framework levels; descriptors and mapping methodology; recognition of prior learning; and international verification of the proposed Framework.

And assisting with operationalising the Framework.

Project deliverables:

  • NQF strategic planning, including design, policy development and systems implementation
  • Draft legislation and Governance arrangements
  • Capacity Building of local staff – BQF Authority, Ministry officials, private sector and Training Providers
  • Capacity Building of emerging Awarding Bodies
  • Training in operationalising the mandates of the Bahrain Qualification Framework (BQF) Authority
  • Operational and administrative structures development
  • Job descriptions and functional analysis
  • Guidance documents to support the development of National systems of underpinning quality assurance
  • Labour Market Research Strategies to support National Qualifications Development
  • Policy Development
  • BQF MIS, data management and network systems
  • Guidance documentation and manuals for all key mandates