Title ECVET for recognition of qualifications in construction sector
Project Number 2013-1-PL1-LEO05-37800
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The main objective of the project was the development and testing of an European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET). In addition, it included improving the mobility of workers in the the construction sector by engaging them to create innovative content and structure of a web application with built-in qualifications comparison tool based on the transferred cascade training methodology and PALS tools.
The idea of the project was result of recognising opportunity to develop ECVET and to improve mobility within construction sector through transfer of innovative methodology that has proved to be successful in different context and seemed highly appropriate in achieving aims of CONVET. Within EU there were industries where levels of competence varied dependent on requirements of countries. In result qualifications were not recognised and mobility restrictions were placed on professionals. In construction sector situation was the same and sector suffered problems due to economic crisis. Unemployment rates were high, so was mobility, while non-recognition of qualifications caused construction sector to be large black market area. On the other hand, adoption of Recommendation by European Parliament and Council in 2009 created conditions for implementation of ECVET and in 2012 Member States were expected to create conditions for implementation of ECVET but knowledge about it was still minimal in construction sector. Partners decided to undertake actions focused on transferring methodology from UK for development of ECVET system in regards of VET training institutions and learners from construction sector in order to develop ECVET among VET providers and through that rise mobility of workers.
Main project aims were: to develop ECVET and improve mobility of workers in construction sector through creation of innovative Web application with built-in qualification comparison module based on transferred methodology of cascading training. These aims were achieved through: transfer and test cascading training methodology, prepare ECVET training materials, extraction of basic elements from 4 curricula in order to compare qualifications, build Web application based on transferred toolkit and prepare training content together with target groups.
Consortium was consisted of 7 partners from 5 EU countries.
WP1 - Management of the project
WP2 - Transfer of concept of PALS methodology and ECVET training content preparation
WP3 - Extraction of basic elements (through application of PALS cascades methodology)
WP4 - Transfer of PALS toolbox and development of Web application
WP5 - Testing phase
WP6 - Monitoring and evaluation
WP7 - Valorisation
Outcomes: Tangible – Intangible – knowledge about ECVET, know-how about curricula analysis, better training offer of VET providers, higher mobility of construction sector workers, higher number of legal employment within Member States.
Results of the project:
- Management Plan,
- ECVET training materials (BG, EL, EN, ES, PL),
- Workshop on ECVET and PALS methodology,
- Pioneers Action Plan,
- Evaluation Plan,
- Quality Management Plan,
- Valorisation Plan,
- Plan of development of Web application,
- Dissemination via physical objects (leaflets, posters, pens, rulers),
- Convet Qualifications – Concrete, Electrician, Painter and Plumber),
- Web application ready for testing,
- Testing Plan
- Intellectual Property Rights Agreement,
- Meetings Portfolio,
- Report from testing with recommendation for improvement,
- Final version of Web application,
- Evaluation report,
- Dissemination via the Internet,
- Convet RFE (BG, EL, EN, ES, PL)
Four project Newsletters had been prepared.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Open and distance learning
transparency and certification
open and distance learning
Product information Web-based application with ECVET content and built-in comparison module, 4 training curricula with extracted basic elements, ECVET training materials, reports, plans.