The Minister of Digitalization included five qualifications related to the WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) standard in the IQS. This standard consists of a set of rules concerning the accessibility of websites for people with disabilities and the elderly.
Another market qualification was included in the Integrated Qualification System by the Ministry of Development, Labour and Technology.. The most recent addition is the “Implementing and Coordinating Business Processes (Lean Office)” qualification.
Sectoral Qualifications Framework for the Automotive Sector now available
The automotive sector is one of the largest industrial sectors in Poland – it accounted for 11.5% of the value of industrial production in the economy in 2017. In recent years, investment outlays have increased in this industry – in 2017 they amounted to PLN 6.7 billion (13.76% of outlays in the industrial sector).This is particularly important in terms of the competences and qualifications sought, and means that suppliers and companies must meet a number of quality criteria required by large international corporations. The inclusion of the automotive sector in quality assurance systems raises specific expectations for personnel, their skills and scope of responsibilities, as the demand and supply of labour in Poland is strongly determined by the situation in the global market.
Qualifications registers in selected European Union countries - comparison
Work on modern qualifications systems has been conducted throughout the world for many years. From a technical point of view, qualifications registers are tools to support the qualifications systems of individual countries. On one hand, registers enable broad access to qualifications functioning in national education systems, on the other – they support the development of lifelong learning.
Integrated Qualifications Register at gov.pl portal
A tab dedicated to the Integrated Qualifications Register (IQS) was added to the Polish government portal “gov.pl”, which acts as a collection of digital information and "doorway" to various services of the State.
As a result of the work carried out under the “Operating and Developing the Integrated Qualifications Register” project, 211 full qualifications of higher education included in the Integrated Qualifications Register were made available in European Classification of Skills/Competencies, Qualifications and Professions (ESCO) portal in September 2019.
Summaries of the descriptors for full qualifications offered in the higher education system in Polish and English language versions
Summaries of the descriptors for full qualifications awarded in higher education are being developed by higher education institutions with the IBE (Educational Reasearch Institute) support as part of the “Operating and Developing the Integrated Qualifications Register” project.