Improvement of Quality of Adult Vocational Training Services Provided by the Vocational Training Centres

16th February 2015

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Location / Country / Region


Time frame

2013 -2014

Short description

The project is very important because the vocational training centres are the main providers of initial and continuous vocational training to adults – employed and unemployed in the country and the qualification courses financed by public funds (state budget and ESF through OP HRD) are provided by them. Its aim is further development of qualification of the whole stuff of the centres – managers and trainers. Based on results of specialized research for identification of training needs of both target groups two manuals were elaborated and training for their implementation was provided. The content of manuals supports implementation of the legislative framework in the field of VET, application of EU frameworks and tools in VET, selecting appropriate for the different target groups of adults training approaches and tools, the whole cycle form planning to provision of training, maintaining internal quality assurance system.

Key words – improvement of adult vocational trainers’ qualification

Actors Involved

The National Agency for Vocational Education and Training (NAVET) was initiator and coordinator of the project. NAVET is responsible for licensing and control of licensed centres for vocational training of adults in the country. Private organizations and NGOs were selected by tender procedure for carrying out the research on identification of target groups’ training needs, for development of the manuals and for conducting of the training.

Target audiences

Managers and trainers in vocational training centres, as well as managers and trainers in vocational schools, and VET professionals

For which theme is this story relevant ?

Theme 2, Topic: Supporting education professionals

Key words – public support to vocational trainers of adults

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Political, Economic, Social, Technical, Environmental dimensions

Considering the importance of adult vocational training centres for human resources qualification improvement the activities implemented are expected to generate positive economic and social impact in mid-term perspective.


The project design and implementation is based on reliable data about the real training needs of the whole staff of the centres.

Key success factors

The main success factor is that the project was initiated in response to the necessity of such activities declared many times by representatives of the centres and of employers as users of the results of their activities.


The manuals developed will be used by current and new centres for vocational training. NAVET will control their implementation.

Contact Details for Practice

Website:, contact person: Mariana Pavlova, Vice president of NAVET, e-mail:

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