In accordance with the relevant provisions of the Law on Education and the Law on Civil Service of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Development Concept “Azerbaijan 2020: Vision of the Future” and the "National Strategy for the Development of Education in the Republic of Azerbaijan", the main areas of activity of out-of-school education are as follows:
• To participate in the formation of out-of-school education policy;
• To regulate the work on the fields of out-of-school education;
• To provide overall leadership on the implementation of existing legislation in the field of out-of-school education by education governing bodies and out-of-school education institutions.
Close cooperation is carried out with different organizations, non-governmental and international organizations in order to fulfill the obligations under the above-mentioned fields.
 
The main objectives of the organization of work in the field of out-of-school education:
• The formation of priority areas of out-of-school education and the implementation of the necessary measures in this direction;
• Determining the interests, inclinations and skills of children, adolescents and youth, and supporting their creativity, the organization of their leisure time and their physical development;
• The establishment of awareness-raising mechanisms related to upbringing of pupils and protecting them from bad habits, and the continual improvement of these mechanisms;
• To ensure the working-out of instructional documents on the organization of educational work and the fields of out-of-school education, to have their approval and to fulfill other obligations.
 
The regulation of activities in the field of out-of-school education is provided as a result of the implementation of the following functions:
• The implementation of the Ministry's obligations under the organization of educational work and out-of-school education;
• To determine the priorities for the organization of educational work and out-of-school education and to participate in the policy-formation process in this field;
• The determination of the interests, inclinations and skills of children, adolescents and youth and the coordination and regulation of the work carried out under the direction of ensuring their creativity, the organization of their leisure time and their physical development;
• The planning and management of activities under the organization of educational work and the fields of out-of-school education, and improving their quality.
 
Statistical data on out-of-school education institutions
 
The name of centers
 
The number of centers
 
The number of groups
 
The number of children
The number of study group leaders, trainer-teachers
Children's Creative Center
82
2912
41159
1571
Technical Creativity Center
59
1819
23865
1041
Ecological Training and Experience Center
48
1341
19748
744
Young Tourists and Ethnography Centre
10
613
8813
214
Center for out-of-school educational work
4
319
3945
100
Children and youth physical training club
1
52
612
Center for Aesthetic Education
3
253
2583
82
Children and Youth Chess School
66
1698
19345
941
Children and Youth Sports School
95
3880
45336
1378
 TOTAL:
 368
 12887
 165406
6071