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
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The growing challenges of the training market require special skills of professional training staff. In Germany, therefore, the profession of occupational educators has emerged - a training leading to a formal degree. But what is successfully working with the often long years trainers? Their often except formal learning hardly find recognition for a formal qualification. To tackle the project: How is it possible to bring these skills, validate and bring to a formal recognition? Since we have managed to make this process, can the full potential of learning outcomes tap relevant to employment.
Summary The aim of the project was to make an assessment process for the collection and recognition of non-formal learning. In this case, the consortium based on the Swiss method of equivalence assessment and tried to close coordination with relevant stakeholders. The adapted procedure should be as simple as possible and be accompanied by competent advisors, because it was not just about the comparison between the set and the actual profile, but also to the self-assessment, outlining ways of empowerment and the external evaluation of these competencies , To use this method profitable for all sides, we placed emphasis on consultants who accompanied this way competent and experienced. To this end, we developed a user training and a consultant Guide.
Description We have chosen for this project the professional image of professional educators, since it is geared to the changing demands of the training market. The professional educator is more than a mere instructor and therefore requires special teaching skills. Especially when dealing with disadvantaged young people but many instructors are already successfully active - they have acquired to non-formal ways competencies to be formally recognized in their value. Therefore the project had to develop a competence-oriented requirements profile and if necessary adapt existing skills assessment instruments to the needs of the project. The results of this process were reflected in a validation dossier which will be submitted to an expert group. At this point, the project developed a set of requirements for experts and, based on a training concept for this. In this way, a transparent, comparable and usable for recognizing assessment report should be ensured. The entire process has been and should continue to be accompanied by advisers who advise aspirants and they are always on hand in putting together the validation dossier. Again, it is necessary, based on the requirements of a consultant to design the necessary training.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Other Service Activities
Administrative and Support Service Activities
Information and Communication
transparency and certification
program or curricula
Results / Products within this project will be:
• Competence profile of a Workplace Tutor
• Computer-aided tool to assess non-formally and informally acquired competencies
• Compendium of methods and instruments to assess competencies
• Suggestion for a EUROPASS supplement to document non-formally and informally acquired competencies
• Training concept for validation-process consultants
• Training guide for the use of the competence assessing tools
• Consultants´ handbook
• Concept of a validation process
• List of criteria and template for the assessment report
• Training concept for the expert-group