Drafting an examination regulation or a core syllabus for professional qualifications

An examination regulation (and corresponding guidelines) or a core syllabus establish the technical and general competences required in order to obtain tertiary-level professional qualifications. They also serve as the basis for teaching/training and examination at tertiary level. In order to train competent professionals, it is important that training directly reflect the realities of the profession as well as the needs of the labour market.

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CdO lays foundations

Your challenges

  • How can you ensure that the examination regulation (and corresponding guidelines) or the core syllabus for the professional qualification focus on relevant and realistic professional competences that match the needs of the labour market?
  • What forms and combinations of examination are suited to test both technical and general competences?
  • How can you design an examination that strikes a balance between the need to test professional competences and practical feasibility?

Our support

  • We use proven methods and instruments to analyse your profession.
  • We work with members of your profession to formulate professional competences.
  • We guide you through all phases of preparation of the examination regulation (and corresponding guidelines) or the core syllabus of the study programme. We rely on our extensive understanding of the legal and content-related requirements applying to these documents.
  • We advise you on how to design an examination that is balanced, realistic and suited to your specific needs. Here we draw from our experience gained in many different economic branches.