Title SMEs Qualification Handbook - SMEQUAL
Project Number 538534-LLP-1-2013-1-IT-LEONARDO-LMP
Project Type Development of Innovation
Country EU-Centralised Projects
Marketing Text The SME-QUAL project aimed at improving the quality of trans-sectoral training systems for SMEs, by incorporating the ECVET provisions foreseen in the Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the ECVET system. In particular, the project provided operational European Guidelines and methods for the implementation of ECVET provisions in the VET programmes, for the SMEs.
Summary The main project need was to cover the lack of commonly shared methodologies and guidelines for designing trans-sectoral qualifications for the SMEs in terms of Learning Outcomes and with the allocation of ECVET points, and with quality assurance standards and related assessment tools. Within the existing networks this would highly support the qualifications’ transparency and transferability, and the employees’ mobility across Europe. Moreover, the VET providers and the other stakeholders (e.g. social partners, Universities) need to understand the practical application of such methodologies in order to facilitate their implementation within the VET programmes designed for the SMEs.
Description The project produced the Handbook for the LOs based qualifications for the SMEs and a concrete example of qualification prototype (the HR Professional Qualification) representing a reference tools for (re)designing VET programmes and qualifications for SMEs in line with the main European lifelong learning instruments. The concrete implementation of ECVET (and ECTS, EQF and EQAVET) supports the development of a European lifelong learning area for SMEs' employees and learners.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Administrative and Support Service Activities
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
description of new occupation profiles
program or curricula
procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
transparency and certification
The project provided operational European Guidelines and methods for the implementation of ECVET provisions in the VET programmes, for the SMEs.
The main output achieved:
- European Handbook for the LOs based Qualifications for SMEs
- 10 Quality standards for the application of ECVET in the LOs based qualification for SMEs
- Operational ECVET procedures
- HR Professional Qualification prototype
- Methodology and tools for assessing the compliance with Ecvet quality standards (Assessment Questionnaire)