Set up in December 2005, the overall objective of the Malta Qualifications Council (MQC), as specified in Legal Notice 347/2005 (PDF), is to steer the development of the National Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning (NQF) (PDF) and to oversee the training and certification leading to qualifications within the Framework and which are not already provided for at compulsory education institutions or degree awarding bodies. MQC is responsible for defining the levels of qualifications and competences within the NQF and for establishing standards related to qualifications within the Framework. Malta's Qualifications Framework is at the forefront of European developments, achieving as it does, the inclusion of qualifications across compulsory, vocational and academic sectors into a single framework.
The central aims of the Malta Qualifications Council are to:
MQC is committed to make the relationships between qualifications clearer and user friendly. It clarifies exit points and routes for progression within and across education and training sectors. It works towards increasing the opportunities for credit transfer. Over time, it will help accredit informal and non-formal learning, help sectors to design qualifications framework which best fit into the NQF and establish an accreditation system across all qualifications based on credit transfer.
MQC also stands for quality assurance (QA) (PDF) in the provision of vocational education and training. In designing its QA policy, MQC will further develop guidelines to enable learners, training providers and industry achieve excellence and increase their competitiveness in an open market economy.
Since August 2008, the office of the Mutual Recognition Coordinator and the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre have been merged into MQC.
What services does MQC provide?
MQC can offer consultancy covering the following areas -
MQC's Profile (PDF)
MQC's Information Leaflet (PDF)
MQC's Report on Activities October 2005 - October 2008 (PDF)
MQC's Functions (PDF)
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