NQA assesses if EVC-procedures (Eerder Verworven Competenties) (Previously Acquired Competencies) of EVC providers comply with the EVC Quality Code. NQA is one of several bureaus officially recognized to assess if the quality of EVC procedures by EVC providers conforms to standards set by the EVC Quality Code.
An employee can have previously gained work experience validated by an EVC provider. The EVC provider compares the acquired expertise and skills with a formally recognized training standard (CROHO, CREBO or branch standard) and records this ruling as an EVC certificate. Related costs are tax deductible (fiscal benefit) for employee and employer only if the EVC procedure is carried out by a recognized EVC provider. A EVC provider can gain official recognition if his procedures comply with EVC Quality Code.
NQA auditors have broad experience in the education field and can judge assessment tracks and assessment procedures on their merits. Official recognition of an EVC procedure is issued per domain and is valid for a maximum of 18 months. (A domain is a cluster of standards within one sector like health and welfare or technique.)
What does the assessment track of an EVC procedure involve?
- On the basis of CROHO- and CREBO- standards, NQA together with you, determines how to investigate the procedures. The investigation may be a desk audit, an assessment on location or a combination of the two.
- The auditor records the results in a report.
- With this report, the EVC provider can apply to the Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (The Education Executive Agency of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences) for recognition of his EVC procedures.
If you want to know more about an EVC procedure, please contact Merijn Snel.