Directorate Of Technical Services 2018-10-16T07:26:24+00:00

Directorate of Technical Services

Rationale: –

The Directorate of Technical services (TS) is anchored under section 8 of the KNQF act no. 22 of 2014. The Directorate is responsible for registration of qualifications and accreditation of institutions and learners into the KNQF; as well as establishing and maintaining the Kenya National Learners record Database (KLNRD).  It also creates Policies, Standards and Guidelines to support the registration, documentation and accreditation function; and implement them; and standards and guidelines to support assessment, comparability, equation and recognition of qualifications; as well as developing and implementing the Kenya National Credit accumulation and Transfer system (KCATs).

  1. Functions: –

The Directorate of TS is responsible for overseeing the following functions:

  1. Creating and implementing tools and instruments for registration and/or accreditation of institutions, qualifications and learners into the KNQF;
  2. Recruiting, training and managing peer reviewers who carry out the registration/ and accreditation functions;
  • Creating and maintaining databases of accredited institutions, qualifications and learners;
  1. Establishing and managing the Kenya National Learners Record Database (KNLRD);
  2. Establishing and maintaining information and a library of qualification frameworks in Kenya to support research, training and capacity building in the sector;
  3. Carry out regular stakeholder engagement and support continuing accreditation of institutions;
  • Regularly updating the public about registered and accredited institutions, qualifications and learners;
  • Planning for and managing projects and activities of the TS directorate;
  1. Creating and implementing tools and instruments for assessment and QA of institutions, and qualifications accredited in the KNQF;
  2. Recruiting, training and managing peer reviewers who carry out assessment and QA functions;
  3. Creating and implementing assessment and QA policies for all stakeholders involved in the KNQF;
  • Developing and implementing Policies, Standards and Guidelines on recognition and equation of foreign qualifications;
  • Developing and implementing Policies, Standards and Guidelines on recognition of prior and informal learning;
  • Carrying out regular stakeholder engagement to support continuous improvement of the KNQF;
  1. Carrying out Research and Outreach in support of the KNQF;
  • Supporting Research and Innovation to improve the KNQF;
  • Regularly updating the public about new and emerging tools and systems for QA and Assessment;
  • Benchmarking and implementing best practices from across the globe on QA and assessment of qualifications;
  1. Staffing: –

 The Directorate is headed by a Director, Technical Services (TS). The TS Directorate is organized into five (5) Departments each headed by a Deputy Director namely:

  • Registration and Accreditation (REA);
  • Research, Outreach and Policy (ROP);
  • Standards, Equation and Recognition of Qualifications (SEREQ);
  • Assessment, CATs and Quality Assurance (ACQA); and
  • Kenya National Learner’s Record Database Section (KNLRD).

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