National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) will be the first to develop National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Standards for paramedics and technicians in the health sector, in collaboration with National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC).
It conducted a 4-days online training workshop from April 7 to 10 on” Dimensions of Competency Based Training and Assessment (CBT&A) with focus on its implementation at Institutional level”. The training was to upgrade technical and vocational curriculum being taught at the training centers of Army Medical Corps (AMC), Army Service Corps (ASC) and RV&FC (Remount Veterinary and Farms Corps).
“Army Certification Regime” initiated on the directives of Chief of Army Staff with the objective to accredit and certify all technical & vocational training courses of soldiers being conducted in Army, to streamline Pre Release Training (PRT) and to develop new market attractive vocational courses as per service requirements benefitting both the individual & the service.
NUMS is in the process of acquiring status of Qualification Awarding Body (QAB) for NAVTTC after which it will take on the responsibility of accreditation and certification of technical & vocational training of paramedics in the health sector including in AMC, as well as of relevant courses at RV&FC and ASC.
The participants of workshop included NUMS QAB task force and nominated faculty of AMC, RV&FC and ASC. The training will enable these training establishments of Army to review & enhance curricula of existing technical courses.