Competency Based Training

Competency Based Training (CBT) improves the continuous involvement of the private sector in the design, implementation and evaluation of skills programmes. CBT goes beyond the simple design of competency profiles centred on consultations with the private sector. Rather, CBT fosters the continuous involvement of employers and trade unions in the implementation of a training programme, including the testing and certification stages.

Based on its experience in Iraq, Lebanon, the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and a pilot project in Yemen, the ILO is currently finalising a CBT manual for the Arab region.

Through the ILO’s competency based interventions in Jordan, more than 10,000 workers benefited from Recognition of Prior Learning in the country’s construction and manufacturing sectors. Additionally, the ILO has supported and developed several competency based curricula in Jordan, Yemen and Lebanon.
Guidelines for Non-Formal Market-Based Skills Training in Lebanon were also released to improve the market relevance of non-formal training in a context of fragility. ILO trainings have also established in Lebanon a pool of accredited DACUM (Developing A Curriculum) facilitators, while in Iraq, ILO trained facilitators contribute to the expansion of competency based curricula throughout the country.