Institutional Capacity Building for the Implementation of Employment, Education and Social Policies Sectoral Operational Programme (EESP SOP) under IPA-II
18 July 2019
Technical Assistance for Increasing the Quality of the Special Education Services for Inclusive Education (EuropeAid/139588/IH/SER/TR)- Contract Award Notice has been published
22 July 2019

Implementation of Turkish Qualifications System and Framework Operation (TUYEP)

Action /Activity:

Action II. - Education and Training
Activity II.III. - Strengthening National Qualifications System and Promoting LLL & Adaptability

Title of the Operation:

Implementation of Turkish Qualifications System and Framework Operation (TUYEP)

Operation Number:


Implementation Period:


Operation Beneficiary:

Vocational Qualifications Authority (VQA)

Website / Social Media Accounts:

Interventions and Estimated Results:

The TUYEP Operation, which was designed as a continuation of UYEP-I (Strengthening Vocational Qualifications Authority and National Qualifications System in Türkiye) and UYEP-II (Strengthening National Vocational Qualifications System and Implementing the Turkish Qualifications Framework) Operations within the scope of the Human Resources Development Operational Programme (HRD OP), has 48-months direct grant (Direct Grant for Certification-II), 36-months service (technical assistance) and 18-months grant scheme (VOC-Test Centers-III Grant Scheme) components.

The Operation aims to:

• deliver 75.000 VQA Vocational Qualification Certificates to individuals within the scope of the direct grant component,
• provide activities on capacity building for VQA and its stakeholders, quality assurance, implementation and management of Turkish Qualifications Framework (TQF), capacity building for VQA Portal and awareness raising,
• establish 23 authorized certification bodies within the scope of VOC-Test Centers-III Grant Scheme.

Current Situation:
(As of April 2022)

Direct grant component was initiated on 01.09.2021. The kick-off meeting was held online on 02.09.2022. As of April 2022, number of individuals tested and certified are approximately 29.000 among which 3.413 are women. Also, there are long-term unemployed and disabled individuals among these beneficiaries.
The service contract was comenced on 25.11.2019. Within the scope of the service contract, Monthly Management and Operation Steering Committee Meetings were realized. Overall, approximately 10 activities were finalized and the remaining ones are in progress.
• The evaluation of the project proposals under the grant component has been finalized and 23 contracts were signed. The projects’ implementation started on November 1st 2020. 13 Grant Beneficiaries have signed pre-authorization protocols with VQA and 8 of them applied to TÜRKAK for accreditation.