This Guide is intended to help standard writers to express requirements on qualification of professions / personnel, in a clear and uniformed way and to be able to assess and facilitate potential new initiatives on Qualification of Professions and Personnel in an efficient and coherent way in the European market.
In this Guide the term "qualification" of professions / personnel is used making reference to the standardisation "process" of qualifying a person as the candidate to perform a defined task properly.
Accordingly the Guide does not consider qualification as the job title, or as the formal outcome of an assessment process determining that an individual has achieved learning outcomes to given standards.
It contains recommendations related to the pre-normative phase, standard drafting rules and indications on terminology. The latest point out the need to consider terminology as a basic element and as a valuable practical instrument, when a QPP standard is to be drafted.
This Guide considers two phases of the standardisation process, i.e. the pre-normative phase (see Clause 3) and the standard drafting phase (see Clause 4), covering the following items:
- policy guidance, i.e. guidance to evaluate a proposal for a standard on Qualification of professions / personnel process. In relation to that, Clause 3 aims at providing support to answer the question whether standardisation can contribute to the Qualification of professions / personnel process, on the grounds of an outline on the "state of the art" on QPP, which refers to the relationship between standardisation and legislation, mainly reporting the EU legislative acquis;
- "operational" guidance, i.e. guidance offering a modular template for the structure of European Standards on Qualification of professions / personnel, with recommendations on how to deal with QPP. [....]
CEN Guide 14:2010
60.60 Standard published
Apr 21, 2010