VOC-Test - III Grant Scheme

Applications for the Voc-Test Centers-III Grant Scheme, to be financed under European Union's Pre-Accession Financial Assistance Instrument (IPA) Operational Programme for the Development of Human Resources (IKG OP), have started.

The grant dossier, consisting of a guideline, application form and documents to be used for proper development of the projects, including detailed information on program rules, application conditions and eligibility criteria, was published on December 27, 2018.

The guideline, application documents and other attachments can be accessed from the links at the end of the page or at the addresses of the www.ihale.ikg.gov.tr, www.webgate.ec.europa.eu.

The purpose of the Grant Program is;

To support the development and/or revision of national occupational standards and national qualifications, and

support the establishment of Vocational Knowledge and Skills Testing and Certification Centres” (VOC-Test Centers) in all sectors

Within the scope of the projects to be implemented;

   1. At least 4 (four) national occupational standards and/or national qualifications should be developed and/or revised and

   2. A VOC-Test (Testing and Certification) Centre with at least 4 (four) national qualifications should be established within the scope of its authorization.

Applications for expanding the authorization scope of existing ACBs, already authorized by VQA, will not be accepted.

National occupational standards and qualifications proposed to be developed and/or revised in the sector to be applied should be selected from the document called "Annex-L" which takes place under the documents for information.

National qualifications to be developed within the scope of the project and the qualifications selected in order to establish the testing and certification system do not have to be the same. The qualifications to be proposed for the establishment of a testing and certification system can be selected from among the following:

         • National qualifications within the applied sector, already approved by VQA

         • Qualifications to be developed within the scope of the project in the applied sector or

         • A combination of both options.


The minimum grant amount is EUR 150,000 and the maximum grant amount is EUR 250,000.

The duration of the projects to be proposed cannot be less than 16 months and more than 18 months.

Detailed information on the criteria regarding the applicants can be found under the title "2.1.1. Eligibility of Applicants" .

Applications will be made in English and all details can be found in the grant dossier below.


The deadline for submitting project applications is 27.05.2019 for mail/special cargo service; 27.05.2019 at 16.00 (local time) for hand-delivery.

Questions regarding the grant scheme can be sent by e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by May 6, 2019, clearly stating the Grant reference number (EuropeAid/162211/ID/ACT/TR). Answers will be shared collectively no later than May 16, 2019. Questions will not be answered individually.

Information meetings will be held in different provinces to inform potential applicants and interested parties. Information about the dates and locations of the information meetings will be posted on www.ikg.gov.tr and www.myk.gov.tr websites.


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VOC-TEST Centres III Guidelines


Documents to be Filled


Documents for Information

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