Title In THE MIDDLE - ECVET for transparency and recognition of learning outcomes and qualifications in “integrated health care logistics”
Project Number 2013-1-ES1-LEO05-66232
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
In The Middle focuses into the cross - border competences (of the several professionals involved) of the supply chain with special focus on "no core" “integrated health care logistics”. We understand "no core" services and integrated health care logistics as those activities and services that are not strictly health care interventions, but essential for them. Qualifications are often not clearly defined in terms of learning outcomes but also frequently regulated, in terms of access to the training and qualification opportunities, in a way that, in fact, is very limiting as regards mobility beyond the VET systems “borders”.
This project puts in transparency and recognises the learning outcomes characterising facility management professions, applying and implementing European tools and frameworks EQF and ECVET.
The "Facility Management" constitutes an important economic sector in European countries, with a significant occupational relevance for new and old professionals and enterprises with updated and specialized competences. To satisfy the demand for services and products, European facility management operators offer concrete and expanding job opportunities to a large number of people in a very diversified range of activities and qualifications across European countries and regions. It is necessary to look deeper into the cross border competences of the professionals involved with special focus on no core health care logistics, understood as those activities and services that are not strictly health care interventions but are essential to them. Qualifications are often not clearly defined in terms of learning outcomes but are frequently regulated in terms of access to training and qualification opportunities in a way that it limits the mobility beyond the borders of the VET systems(limitations to national/regional VET systems, barriers to the mobility within a particular VET system and, obstacles for mobility outside the formal education).
The concrete implementation and use of the ECVET principles allow that transparency and recognition of learning outcomes and qualifications are ensured beyond these VET systems borders.
Description This project has identified and recognised the learning outcomes that characterise facility management professions, applyed and implemented European tools and EQF and ECVET frameworks through the preparation, the organisation and the transfer of methods, guidelines and associated tools aiming at the implementation and use of ECVET principles experimented within the LdV ToI and DoI project.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Sectors Human Health and Social Work Activities
The project intervention has included: the design of qualifications in units of learning outcomes; the development and transfer of units of learning outcomes dealing with international working skills; the transfer and integration of these units in recognised qualifications in initial and further training; the allocation of ECVET points to units and qualifications; the associated procedures for assessment, transfer, validation and accumulation of learning outcomes achieved in formal, informal and non-formal contexts; the development of operational partnerships, including Memoranda of Understanding, learning agreements, personal transcripts.
In terms of impact, these activities enhance the mobility of these professional.