Field groups are groups of external experts who cooperate on the development of educational programmes for secondary vocational schools, they link the National Register of Qualifications with the initial education and help to create conditions for the successful implementation of the European instruments. There are several groups for different sectors. In total 25 field groups gather more than 250 external experts.
Field groups represent an important partnership, its elements relate to several levels as follows:
- national, represented by 24 field groups, their activity focuses on the key issues of a more general nature,
- international, that relate directly to the area of quality assurance in education, to the activities concerning referencing qualifications to the EQF levels carried out by the advisory group of the EQF National Coordination Point, to the activities of the expert group of the ECVET National Coordination Point focusing on the implementation und practical usage of the system.
- Sectoral, represented by 25 field groups that support the development of educational programmes reflecting the labour market demands and implementing the European instruments such as EQF, ECVET and EQAVET,
- local and regional, which is given by the possibility to establish ad hoc groups that should solve particular and specific tasks.
The main goal of the expert groups is to solve tasks of a more general nature. The groups are summoned depending on the nature of the particular task that is being solved. After the resolution of the problem are the groups dispersed. At the time being, there exist 24 expert groups.