Hungary - Legislation to support quality assurance and self assessment
In Hungary quality assurance and quality improvement is stipulated by law. The current legislation requires all VET providers, by the end of 2008, to design and develop a quality assurance system in line with the European Common Quality Assurance Framework. Self assessment has been the basis for quality improvement since 1985. This approach replaced the school inspection system which used to provide an external evaluation of the publicly-funded educational institutions. This new approach places quality improvement and quality management at the heart of each VET provider’s system.
To support the national system based on the European Common Quality Assurance Framework each initial VET provider was asked to complete their self-assessment based on a national self assessment model. Following the self-assessment the initial VET schools were invited to participate in a European Peer Review pilot project.