How will this be beneficial to the …
Getting a clear overview of existing and missing skills
Getting a clear overview of the training options; planning the career and professional development
Safety through professional certificate
Remuneration based on the qualification (orientation to the future)
More optimum resource management in vocational training
More justified process management at the labour market
Evaluation and planning of human resources on the national level
Requirements for establishing the system -
Professional council - co-operative body between confederations of employers/employees of the respective field of economy, professional and vocational associations and the authorised representatives of the ministry. The objective of the professional council is registering the viewpoints and suggestions of different institutions, and achieving a consensus upon working out, implementing and developing the systems for employee qualification and award of professional qualifications.
The professional council shall appoint experts in the field. These experts shall map (in work groups) the main vocations of the profession; develop the professional standard, grades of qualification as well as the scheme for awarding professional qualifications.
Professional standard - a document, which establishes the requirements on knowledge, skills, experience, values and personal characteristics necessary for the professional qualification.
Professional qualification means a level of competence required in the given profession. This level shall be acknowledged based on regulated requirements, or historically or internationally developed requirements.
Field of use of the professional standard:
Determining employee qualification requirements
Preparing curricula and training programs
Developing examination requirements; attestation and award of professional qualification
Giving basis for comparison with international documents verifying qualification
Establishing prerequisites for the increase of the competitiveness of the Estonian economy
Source: The Estonian Qualification Authority (trademark - Kutsekoda)