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Skills Analy­sis Net­work

The Skills Analy­sis Net­work project fa­cil­i­tates the net­work­ing and the shar­ing of ex­pe­ri­ences by com­pe­tent au­thor­i­ties. The aim is to fur­ther es­tab­lish the skills analy­sis pro­ce­dure.

Here you can find answers to the questions:

  • What does the Skills analysis network do?
  • What is the skills analyses special fund?

What does the Skills Analysis network do? 

The Skills Analysis Network (NetQA) facilitates the networking of competent authorities in all issues relating to skills analysis, from the initial counselling with the individual interested in Recognition, via the search for experts and conducting the skills analysis through to the decision on the Equivalence of the Professional qualification. NetQA is a joint project with partners from the Chamber of crafts and trades (HWK) and from the chambers of industry and commerce (IHK). The purpose of the national network is to support the mutual sharing of experiences. NetQA also provides support and training on the skills analysis. The pool of expertise and knowledge has work materials available for the practical implementation. The aim is to have a quality-assured and efficient process for the skills analysis in place across Germany by 2023. 

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Skills Analysis Network, 2021

Fre­quent­ly asked ques­tions about the skills analy­sis

In cer­tain cas­es, recog­ni­tion is pos­si­ble with a skills analy­sis. The ap­pli­cants’ brochure pro­vides an­swers to fre­quent­ly asked ques­tions.

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NetQA, 2020

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Project partners and tasks

Contact NetQA

Daniela Wiemers:  +49-(0)228/107 - 1244 and
Thomas Schmitz (PR):  +49-(0)228/107 - 1354 and

In the project, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Federal Institute for Vocational education and training (BIBB) is responsible for overall coordination and for knowledge management. The role of the West German Chamber of Crafts Council (WHKT) is to provide specialist guidance and support to the chambers of crafts and trades. The Central Agency for Continuing Vocational education and training in the Skilled Crafts (ZWH) is the partner involved in the development and implementation of training. The participating chambers are also project partners and disseminators and, as such, pass on their experiences with the Skills analysis to the competent authorities in established transfer regions.


What is the skills analyses special fund?

The skills analyses special fund (Sonderfonds Qualifikationsanalysen) is managed by the WHKT and is targeted at those seeking Recognition who need financial support and have no other funding options. The competent authorities are able to apply for the funding to the WHKT.


NetQA predecessor projects

NetQA was launched in January 2019 and is based on two predecessor projects: The skills analysis instrument was developed using the Prototyping Project based at the WHKT from 2011 to 2014. The skills analysis was established in the Recognition procedure with the Prototyping Transfer project coordinated by the BIBB from 2015 to 2018.


The tutorial video explains what counsellors need to know about the skills analysis process and where they can receive support.

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The tutorial video explains what counsellors need to know about the skills analysis process and where they can receive support. The prototyping transfer project referred to in the video is the predecessor of the Skills Analysis Network project.