Title EQF meets ECVET - Modularisation and Recognition of basic VET via ECVET and EQF
Project Number LLP-LDV-TOI-13-AT-0004
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text "EQF meets ECVET" wants to offer a new model for recognition of all learning to ease access to and progress in VET, especially for disadvantaged learners. Recognition of VET units gives value also to learned qualification parts, shows transparently the trainees’ learning outcomes and supports these learners at entering labour market and lifelong learning.
For many people with intellectual and learning difficulties, with migration background, for drop-outs and people from sectors of society with low educational achievement it is impossible to finish, even to enter formal VET programmes. But without recognised certificate access to the labour market is seriously compromised. To ease this target group’s access to VET and also to lifelong learning training programmes must be tailored to these learners’ needs. One form of tailored VET was developed in the project “NQF Inclusive”: basic VET programmes were defined at NQF levels 1 and 2. Another way to ease access and re-entering to (basic) VET is to modularise VET programmes and recognise these units via NQF.
Within this project a new model allowing step by step learning, showing the learning outcomes (LEOs) of the validated units, valuing them and thus offering a more individual learning path, which might also lead to a whole VET programme’s certificate, was designed.
In “EQF meets ECVET” the results of “NQF Inclusive” were transferred from AT and DK to basic VET organisations in SI, IT and DE to describe LEOs for one of their VET programmes at NQF levels 1 and / or 2. Next, these LEOs were modularised by applying the ECVET system: The 4 basic VET programmes were structured in particular work task based Units.
Finally a model for assignment and recognition of VET units was drafted and – together with national boards dealing with the NQF – tested and evaluated.
4 experienced VET providers for persons with intellectual and learning disabilities worked on the transfer of the “NQF Inclusive” results, the modularisation and the design of the assignment and recognition model for basic VET units. 1 university centre for vocational education and research from LT evaluated this model and an EU umbrella organisation, representing more than 10.000 service providers for persons with disabilities, was the project’s dissemination expert. Additionally 3 associated partners, representing national boards concerned with NQFs, support the project partners’ work on the model for assignment and recognition of VET modules.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Access for disadvantaged
Human Health and Social Work Activities
transparency and certification
The partnership produced 2 handbooks (handbook 1: DE, SI, IT, EN and LT version; handbook 2: DE, SI, IT and EN version):
Handbook 1: 4 modularised VET programmes at NQF levels 1 and / or 2 in easy to understand language;
Handbook 2: Model for modularisation of basic VET programmes by applying the ECVET system + Model for assignment to and recognition of VET units by NQF;
The handbooks, general project information and a research report about the status of EQF / NQF and ECVET in the partner countries and at EU level was also published on CD ROM.