This new approach to the acquisition of knowledge and experience requires changes in the whole sphere of qualifications – crucial from the point of view of the economy. The modernisation of the qualifications system in Poland results from the needs of the national labour market and education system and is in line with the European Union policy for lifelong learning.
In order to support lifelong learning, the Integrated Qualifications System has been implemented in Poland since 2016.
The aim of the system is to assure the quality of the awarded qualifications, regardless of how the skills corresponding to those qualifications were acquired.
All the qualifications included in the Integrated Qualification System are entered into the Integrated Qualifications Register (IQR). This means that they meet the required quality assurance standards and are correctly described. IQR is a database of qualifications that can be used by all interested parties.