Title ConCert - Development and preparatives to implement a system for the validation of non-formal and informal competencies based on the profession of a "Berufspädagogen"
Project Number DE/13/LLP-LdV/TOI/147660
Product R13_Curriculum: Training to / for advisors in the validation process for the recognition of non-formal and informal competences
Title R13_Curriculum: Training to / for advisors in the validation process for the recognition of non-formal and informal competences
Product Type program or curricula
The recording and documenting of relevant non-formally and informally acquired vocational competences became more and more important. In education and labor market-oriented coaching and consulting tools, methods and techniques were required, which enable the consultants to record competences, which were acquired outside formal education and training pathways. The training based on the curriculum at hand qualifies consultants to use a valid instrument for the recording of non-formally and informally acquired competences and assists consulters to become aware of knowledge acquired outside formal education structures. The core of the curriculum was the validation process for the recognition of qualifications of a "work place tutor", developed in the conCert project.
The curriculum was tested in a pilot training curriculum and is transferable to the training of recognition procedures in other professional fields.
Description The curriculum described the structure and content of the training for advisors in the conCert-validation procedure. It consisted of four modules with a 24 hours’ time frame. Each module described the respective learning objective; the implementation is backed up methodically. A compilation of worksheets and handouts supplemented the curriculum and supported a practical application. The central content of the training was the transferred and modified procedure for recognizing non-formal and informally acquired competences, which the “Schweizerische Verband für Weiterbildung (SVEB)” applied successfully since a long time. The validation process and validating instruments to which the training referred were tested within the project, as well as the curriculum for training. The results of the testing were incorporated as part of a subsequent revision into the product.
Target group Target group of the curriculum were primarily lecturers who offered the training for consultants in the validation procedures, users and users of the training content as well as the participants in these trainings. The product is usable in all educational contexts in which consultants want to expand their range of methods in recording non-formally and informally acquired vocational competences.
Result The curriculum is available as a PDF-file, which is downloadable on the website. It will also be available on a memory chip, added to the printed concept of training, as well as the related handouts and worksheets.
Area of application The curriculum can be used for the preparation and implementation of training courses for consultants in the validation process for the recognition of non-formally and informally acquired competences. The example of a work place tutor curriculum is applicable to any other career field, provided the relevant competence profiles are present. It is therefore in principle suitable for the training of consultants, who want to record non-formal and informally acquired competences.