Qualification verification system
The needs of employers and the supply of employees in the labor market, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but also the opening up of lifelong learning opportunities have created a demand for more flexible acquisition of qualifications, based on non-formal learning. Professional employment and human development are often hampered not only by a lack of knowledge, skills and competences, but by a lack of evidence of their acquisition. The national project System of Verification of Qualifications in the Slovak Republic (NP SOK), implemented by the State Institute of Vocational Training (ŠIOV) is intended for those people who are interested in having their knowledge, skills and competences acquired through non-formal education, that is during practice or informal learning. Thanks to the proof, they can obtain a full certificate of qualification without going back to school.