The BQF unit at Qaaet is expected to commence operations by 2014.
Qaaet chief executive Dr Jawaher Al Mudhaki said the second phase of the BQF will serve as a roadmap which underpins the framework's success in realising its objectives.
We look forward to working in partnership with Tamkeen and Qaaet on this crucial next phase of work, establishing the robust systems to ensure an effective future for the BQF and its governance.
In October, the board of directors of the QAAET announced that they had endorsed a proposal to transfer the BQF from Tamkeen to the QAAET.
According to Tamkeen, the BQF "aims to establish a single, coherent easy-to-understand award system for all levels of education and training in the Kingdom".
For example, according to the draft BQF, holding a bachelor's degree corresponds to tier 8.
She said the BQF
will also map a transparent system of quality- assured qualifications to ensure they are fit for Bahrain.
It is important that potential employers know that educational qualifications come up to a specific standard and this is what this project is all about,' said BQF consultant Bill Fairbairn.
The BQF is a new framework for all qualifications in Bahrain.
Those selected for the roles are BQF steering committee member Amal Al Kooheji and SQA project director Alex Cook.
BQF is a Tamkeen initiative in conjunction with the Educational Reform Board and will be delivered by the Scottish Qualifications Authority, said the officials.
Work on the BQF
was launched by Tamkeen chairman Dr Nazar Al Baharna during an event at the Gulf Hotel.