Competency Based Education and Training (CBET)
Competency Based Education and Training (CBET) is a methodology used to deliver technical and vocational education and training that focuses on what the learner “should be able to do” at the end of a learning experience. It is a flexible modular based system where a learner can obtain as many modules as they wish to lead to the certification they need.
AFQueT offers capacity building to TVET trainer’s on CBET related programmes in order to build their skills, knowledge and attitudes for them to meet the skills demand of the industry and to tackle growing unemployment needs in developing countries. One of the major challenges in developing countries is the lack of employable skills among graduates from institutions. This calls for new strategies hence the need for the integration of Competency Based Education and Training (CBET) in Technical and Vocational Education (TVET) programmes. AFQueT focuses on elements and objectives of CBET within TVET, and its implication for sustainable national security and development in Africa. AFQueT highlights on the benefits of CBET as a training approach that is learner focused, thus allowing participants to acquire competencies required in the performance of their jobs. The introduction of CBET in TVET programmes will help to tackle the problem of lack of employable skills among TVET graduates from African institutions thereby reduce youth unemployment and by extension it will help to address various security and development challenges confronting Africans.