National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF)

NSQF in Schools

School Education (NSQF – CSS VHSE)

The Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Vocationalisation of Secondary Education of Ministry of HRD, Government of India lists out a crucial role for NSDC and its Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) in implementation of NSQF. The trainings conducted in the scheme are based on the National Occupational Standards set by NSDC through its Sector Skill Councils. The scheme also mandates the SSCs to conduct assessments and certification jointly with the State Board. 
Sector Skill Councils support the States in Identification of Trades/ Occupations, Accrediting curriculum with PSSCIVE, Recommendation for Appointment of Vocational (Industry) Coordinator, Quality Control of Training, Training of Trainers, Student Assessment and Certification and Industry Interface. NSDC funded Training Partners take the responsibility of entire Training Delivery including deploying and managing faculty, setting up of labs, organising Guest Lectures/Industry Visits.


Broad Model for Current Implementation across States Infrastructure

  • State provide the civil infrastructure at each school.

  • State Govt./NSDC Training Partner take funds from State and equip the schools with skill labs

  • Aligning the scheme with the scheme of studies with state board


Training Delivery through NSDC Training Partner

  • NSDC Training Partner recruit teachers and place them in schools as per the minimum prescribed qualifications.

  • Two Trades are offered in each school and each trade to have 50 students.

  • NSDC TP monitor and manage the training delivery.

  • TP organise On the Job Trainings and Guest Lectures at different intervals.

  • The course run for four years from Class IX-Class XII pertaining to a Qualification Pack prescribed by the Sector Skill Councils.


Assessments and Certification

Sector Skill Councils conduct Assessments and provide certification aligned to the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) along with the State Education Board.


Stakeholders in the Implementation:

  • State Government

  • NSDC

  • Sector Skill Councils

  • NSDC Training Partner


Role and Responsibilities of the Stakeholders:

  • State Government: Policy, Providing infrastructure, Mobilisation of Students through Principals, Monitoring, Regulatory, Aligning vocational to mainstream scheme of studies of the State Board, Extensive advocacy and marketing of the project.

  • NSDC:Conceptualize and operationalize the project, Selection of NSDC partners in various trades to implement the project across schools, Setting Standards & Quality Processes, MIS and Monitoring, Management Review

  • Sector Skill Council: Identification of Trades, Accrediting curriculum, Recommendation for Appointment of Vocational (Industry) Coordinator, Quality Control of Training, Student Assessment and Certification and Facilitating Industry Interface.

  • NSDC Training Partner: Curriculum development aligned to National Occupational Standards, Development and Printing of Courseware, Providing Vocational trainers, Industry Participation through OJTs and Internships, MIS & reporting, Interfacing with all Stakeholders


We are running this project in four states:

  • MP (Trade: Electronics 32 schools, BFSI 11 schools)

  • Haryana (Trade: Beauty & Wellness 43 schools)

  • West Bengal (Trade: Health Care 34 schools)

  • Telangana (Trade: Beauty & Wellness 8 schools, Media & Entertainment 22 schools