Skills Standards & Curricula

Competency Based Training (CBT) | National Vocational Qualification Framework (NVQF) | Curricula Development
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Establishment of Qatar Visa Center for Facilitation of Skilled Workers Proceeding to Qatar

To facilitate and provide ease in the Visa issuance operations for Pakistani skilled workforce seeking...  Read more

ED Office - 11-13-2018

National Uniform Assessment & Certification System

A meeting of all provincial QUAIFICATION AWARDING BODIES (QABs) was held today in NAVTTC Headquarters...  Read more

ED Office - 11-08-2018

Executive Director NAVTTC, Dr. Nasir Khan meeting with Chairman Prime Minister Youth Program, Usman Dar

Executive Director NAVTTC, Dr. Nasir Khan meeting with Chairman Prime Minister Youth Program, Usman Dar...  Read more

ED Office - 11-01-2018

Executive Director NAVTTC, Dr. Nasir Khan meeting with Federal Minister For Education, Mr. Shafqat Mahmood

Education and Skill Development is the top priority of the present government; Pakistan's future lies...  Read more

ED Office - 10-30-2018

NAVTTC Launches Pakistan’s first-ever National Skills Forum in collaboration with FPCCI

National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) in collaboration with Federation of Pakistani Chambers of...  Read more

ED Office - 10-01-2018

Establishment of PM-CJ Fund For Diamer Basha & Mohmand Dam

The Prime Minister has been pleased to call for public donations for PM-CJ Fund for...  Read more

ED Office - 09-11-2018

Sector Skill Councils launched to promote employment of skilled youth

Leading trade and business associations within hospitality and construction sector and National Vocational and Technical...  Read more

ED Office - 02-22-2018

NAVTTC’s development partners meeting held today, attended by ambassadors of 6 countries

Foreign Development Partners assured their full co-operation for improvement of Pakistan TVET sector in a...  Read more

ED Office - 02-21-2018

Pakistan becomes member of World Skills

Pakistan becomes a member of world community in the field of technical and vocational education...  Read more

ED Office - 15-10-2017


Since its inception in 2006, NAVTTC developed 105 competency-based curricula in collaboration with Provincial TEVTAs and relevant industries. For development of CBT curricula NAVTTC adopted DACUM (Develop A Curriculum) approach. After conducting DACUM Workshop the trade for which curriculum is to be developed is outsourced to Subject Matter Expert (SME) who has both the academic and industry experience. The draft curriculum is deliberated by National Curriculum Review Committee (NCRC) which has following composition and terms of reference.

Steps for CBT Curriculum Development:
  1. Labour Market Demand Analysis
  2. Job Analysis / DACUM
  3. Standardisation of Competences
  4. Development of Curricula & Training Program
  5. Development of Teaching and Learning Materials

NCRC Composition

• 05 Subject specialists from each TEVTA
• 05 Representatives from IAG/Industry
• 05 DACUM facilitator from NAVTTC/TEVTAs
• 01 Representative - Board of Technical Education (BTE)

Terms of Reference

The members of the National Curriculum Review Committee (NCRC) will observe the following guidelines while reviewing the curricula:

1. Expert working group should nominate a Convener and a Facilitator for carrying out the review process effectively.

2. Every member should ensure active participation and exhibit a positive attitude and a professional approach during review/revision of activities.

3. Contents of the modules should be examined thoroughly, identify new areas for improvement keeping in view the need of the job market and socio-economic situation of the country, and make revisions at appropriate stages.

4. Ensure the course contents must have adequate details meeting requirements of the competency standards.

5. Determine level of the curricula and allocate learning volume in terms of credit hours keeping in view the guidelines of National Vocational Qualification Framework (NVQF).

6. Indicate all tools, equipment and consumable items required to carry-out practical exercises.

7. While reviewing the course contents and practicals, the member must bear in mind the knowledge level of the trainees and their employability in the market.

8. Amendment, adjustment, addition and deletion in curriculum contents should not be carried out per se but within objective of upscaling the training in consonance with the market needs.

9. Ensure error free curriculum document after thorough review and revision.

10. Facilitator of the working group should ensure the submission of minutes of the meeting and one copy of final draft of the curriculum document (duly signed by all participants) alongwith a softcopy.