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 R9_Adapted and coordinated validation methods
Title R9_Adapted and coordinated validation methods
Product Type transparency and certification
In Switzerland, the way to achieve a formal qualification in vocational training through the validation of niac is enshrined in the Federal Law on Vocational Education and Training from 2003. It is one of three paths leading to the same title, such as training or the completion of the examination with individual preparation.
For the validation an official guide was created, which includes a 5-phase model. The 5-phase model of the Swiss guidelines for validation was applicable to a variety of exams; the configuration of the phases must be defined by the responsible of the degree.
The validation process (R9_1): The phases were briefly generally described and supplemented with questions about the design of the phases.
The specific design of the phase within the project conCert was described for each phase of the exam of a work place tutor and grayed.
Actors and roles in the process (R9_2): The document ‘actors and roles in the validation process’ pointed to a careful management of the aspirant data and described in tabular form the responsibilities of the different actors.
Validation procedure (R9_3): The procedure of validation described the path of a dossier from submission to archiving. At the same time, the roles and interaction of the different actors became clear. The colors of the forwarding arrows are the same as the font color of the actors and show who acts. The timeline in the footer is a realistic assumption; the audit committee can make timelines for the validation process.
Target group R9_1 - R9_3: The target group was primarily interested examination responsible / Chamber of Commerce, which deal with the issue of validation of niac and intend to make it an independent procedure.
Result R9_1-R9_3 available as PDF on the ConCert Homepage.
Area of application
To all niac validation procedures.
The documents / the procedure can be adapted for the crediting of learning outcomes of an educational attainment.