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Turkey supports Pakistan in Technical, Vocational and Training (TVET) Sector

Highly skilled youth is the crucial aspect of enhanced industrial productivity leading to increase in...  Read more

ED Office - 12-14-2018

Executive Director NAVTTC, Dr. Nasir Khan meeting with Deputy Head of Mission from Chinese Embassy, Mr. Zhaon Li Jiang

To cater to the needs of emerging information and communication technology industry, for the first...  Read more

ED Office - 11-29-2018

Establishment of Qatar Visa Center for Facilitation of Skilled Workers Proceeding to Qatar

To facilitate and provide ease in the Visa issuance operations for Pakistani skilled workforce seeking...  Read more

ED Office - 11-13-2018

National Uniform Assessment & Certification System

A meeting of all provincial QUAIFICATION AWARDING BODIES (QABs) was held today in NAVTTC Headquarters...  Read more

ED Office - 11-08-2018

Executive Director NAVTTC, Dr. Nasir Khan meeting with Chairman Prime Minister Youth Program, Usman Dar

Executive Director NAVTTC, Dr. Nasir Khan meeting with Chairman Prime Minister Youth Program, Usman Dar...  Read more

ED Office - 11-01-2018

Executive Director NAVTTC, Dr. Nasir Khan meeting with Federal Minister For Education, Mr. Shafqat Mahmood

Education and Skill Development is the top priority of the present government; Pakistan's future lies...  Read more

ED Office - 10-30-2018

NAVTTC Launches Pakistan’s first-ever National Skills Forum in collaboration with FPCCI

National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) in collaboration with Federation of Pakistani Chambers of...  Read more

ED Office - 10-01-2018

Establishment of PM-CJ Fund For Diamer Basha & Mohmand Dam

The Prime Minister has been pleased to call for public donations for PM-CJ Fund for...  Read more

ED Office - 09-11-2018

Sector Skill Councils launched to promote employment of skilled youth

Leading trade and business associations within hospitality and construction sector and National Vocational and Technical...  Read more

ED Office - 02-22-2018

NAVTTC’s development partners meeting held today, attended by ambassadors of 6 countries

Foreign Development Partners assured their full co-operation for improvement of Pakistan TVET sector in a...  Read more

ED Office - 02-21-2018

Pakistan becomes member of World Skills

Pakistan becomes a member of world community in the field of technical and vocational education...  Read more

ED Office - 15-10-2017

National Vocational Qualifications Framework (NVQF)

National Vocational Qualifications Framework (NVQF) has been evolved in 2013 with the aim to define skills required for a qualification, determine equivalence, provide guidelines for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and assure quality of training. It will have the following benefits for both the industry and training institutions: (Click here to download NVQF)

  • Vertical & Horizontal Progression for Learners
  • Recognition of Qualification – National & International
  • Facilitate Conversion of Informal Training to Formal Training - RPL
  • Improvement in Quality of Training
  • Increased Options for Learners for Selecting Training Programs

NVQF has been evolved in consultation with stakeholders including academia, researchers, policy makers industry & chambers and TEVTAs. The Framework is aimed at improving the quality of vocational training and to provide vertical and horizontal progression to trainees in the vocational stream. This is done through the following instruments:

Classify skills, knowledge, understanding and competences a person must have in order to perform a job from the basic level to the highest level.
Identify pathways in a vertical sense between the different levels and in a horizontal sense for knowing the equivalence of qualifications achieved in different training and education streams.
Identify a range of appropriate levels of qualifications.
Describe in a generic manner the different levels: what a graduate must know and can do.

Main Features

  • Level descriptors determining knowledge, skills & competency outcomes
  • Rules on Horizontal and Vertical Progression (HVP)
  • Rules on Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CAT)
  • Rules on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

NVQF Levels

  • Level 1 - Semi Skilled
  • Level 2 - Skilled
  • Level 3 - Highly Skilled
  • Level 4 - Professional Worker
  • Level 5 - Specialist Worker
  • Level 6 - Expert Worker