State of play (excerpt from the last annual National Report on validtion of Non-formal and informal learning)
1st of August 2007 came into force the act. No 179/2006 on Verification and Recognition of Further Education Results and on the Amendment to Some Other Acts (the Act on the Recognition of Further Education Results) which regulates the system of verification and recognition of further education results, qualifications, qualification standards for partial qualifications, assessment standards for partial qualifications, the National Register of Qualifications (The National Register of Qualifications is maintained and published by the National institute of technical and vocational education (NUOV), an organisation receiving contributions from the state budget, electronically in a manner enabling remote access), rules for granting, extending validity and withdrawing authorisation for the verification of further education results, rights and duties of participants of further education and the scope of competencies of bodies executing state administration with regard to verifying and recognizing further education results.
In June 2008 was finished the nationwide project of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports called UNIV â€“ Recognition of the results of informal learning and non-formal education by networks of schools providing the education service for adults. It was financed by the European Social Fund and state budged of the Czech Republic. Results of the project will enable adults to complete their partial or complete qualification and consequentive assertion at the labour market. In this type of education evaluation standards will allow to validate and recognize knowledge and skills, acquired not only in various courses but also through the work and life experience. Promptly and easily will be possible to acquire new partional or complete qualification.