Research and Development
Fundamental task of the
to prepare professional foundations and guidelines for
further development of vocational and technical education on the basis of
national and broader European guidelines and goals as well as to conduct
evaluations and quality monitoring based on national indicators.
Areas of operation:
and monitoring of the process of
introducing new and modernized education programmes within the scope of
vocational and technical education,
and evaluation of the quality of
vocational and technical education based on national indicators,
of professional foundations and monitoring evaluation and completion in the field of vocational and technical education,
in the preparation of international evaluation reports (Cedefop, the
European Commission, OECD),
of development strategies and
supplementation of methodological foundations necessary for the preparation of
systems measures in the field of vocational and technical education,
in national and international development projects,
with other partner institutions
in the European Union and western Balkan states.
for Vocational Qualifications Development in Line with Labour Market Requirements
The Department for Vocational Qualifications
Development in line with Labour Market Needs has two goals:
of qualifications and competencies in order to increase mobility in light of
the European labour market development
The Department provides professional support to the
development of a coherent and connected Slovenian qualifications framework. It
conducts development work in the field of labour market, qualification
structure and occupational standards analysis. It professionally manages work
teams dealing with the development of professional competences, qualifications,
occupational standards and NOQ catalogues. It monitors international
comparability of vocational qualifications and encourages the acquisition of
vocational qualifications for new vocational and professional fields at all
levels of difficulty. It carries out professional tasks and develops
methodological foundations for the certificate system, credit system and
system quality monitoring and assurance
The Department is in charge of quality development and
certificate system monitoring. It
prepares professional foundations for the certificate system and the cohesion
of formal and informal education systems. It develops methodologies necessary
for the acknowledgement of qualifications acquired in the system of work, and
develops and supplements methodologies in the field of direct and indirect
knowledge assessment as well as acknowledgement of knowledge acquired in
various learning environments. One of
its important tasks is to promote the certificate system through collaboration
counsellors also manage numerous national and international projects.
Head of Department
for Vocational Qualifications Development in Line with Labour Market Requirements
Department for Curriculum Development and Counselling
The Department for Curriculum
Development and Counselling covers the main functions
of CPI. In relation to other departments of the National Institute for
Vocational Education and Training, it is responsible for the development of
curricula for pre-secondary vocational, secondary vocational and college
Our key task is therefore to develop, monitor,
participate in evaluations, to analyse the situation, and to propose new
solutions and provide advice.
We prepare expert opinions and professional material
as well as conducting national and international projects for the Slovenian
National Council of Experts in Vocational and Technical Education.
Curriculum and counselling advisers prepare new,
modernized education programmes, and also make sure the modernisation system of
educational programmes at the national level is coherent.
We provide schools with support in planning and
implementing curricula (draft curriculum, detailed curriculum, open curriculum,
linking of theory and practice, team teaching, new assessment culture,
assessment tasks and completion tasks etc.). We are in charge of the
development and provision of counselling to schools in the development of methodical didactical teaching models, of the
improvement of the knowledge and skills quality, and we train teachers and
coordinate the preparation of education materials.
Our counselling function is provided through consultations, seminars, thematic conferences, study groups and through
direct work with schools, teachers, headmasters and social partners.
We manage and coordinate work of study groups,
participate in the implementation of national school competitions, we prepare
minimum equipment standards and equipment projects.
We cooperate with the counsellors from the Research
and Development Strategies Department in the monitoring and evaluation of
education programmes within the scope of vocational and technical education. We
also cooperate with counsellors from the Department for Vocational
Qualifications Development in line with Labour Market Needs in the preparation
of occupational standards and national vocational qualifications.
We offer support to employers for quality assurance in
the field of learning through work.
We also provide the necessary support to corresponding
ministries, chambers and associations as well as all other departments of the
Slovenian National Institute for Vocational Education and Training.
Head of the Department for Curriculum
Development and Counselling
Project Management Department
Participation by the Slovenian National Institute for
Vocational Education and Training in various national and international
projects strengthens the Institute’s further development, enables exchange of
experience, familiarisation with examples of good practice and establishment of
new partnerships. In this way it contributes to the development of vocational
and technical education and training within the Slovene space.
The Project Management Department covers the following
areas of operation:
of connections within international networks and participation in international
activities and projects,
of projects and project documentation for national and international projects
in collaboration with other departments,
of tasks for CPI in relation to the status of an authorised body in the
Republic of Slovenia with regard to the implementation of projects in close
and monitoring of ESS and LdV project implementation,
on the progress of projects in cooperation with project managers, and archiving
project documentation in line with the rules and instructions applicable to a
of professional and technical support for projects,
and implementation of conferences, seminars, workshops and other gatherings.
Head of the Project
and Information Dissemination Department
The Knowledge and Information Dissemination Department
combines various areas of work.
The Department manages the department for quality ascertainment and assurance for
vocational and technical education, and provides support to schools in the
implementation of self-evaluation (link – booklet entitled Recommendations to Schools for implementing Self-Evaluation).
We develop, organise and implement training courses for teachers and other
We encourage the creation of textbooks and other education material, and we publish education
material through Izvir znanja, an online library for vocational and technical
We develop and maintain the National Reference
Point which enables
access to information on the system of vocational and secondary technical
education and represents the first point of contact for all questions related
to qualifications, certificates and additions to the certificates.
We introduce various approaches to promote and encourage vocational education
intended for the search of education in order to acquire occupation and
knowledge for a certain occupation and career development.
Europass Centre also functions within our department. It makes sure that
all Europass documents are available to everyone, and that they are filled out
and issued in line with the European and national guidelines.
We are also in charge of the publishing activity at the Slovenian National Institute for
Vocational Education and Training. Our publications are available at (link),
and you can also find them at Izvir znanja, the online library for vocational
and technical education.