Title Boat Dismantling Insight by Generating Environmental and Safety Training
Project Number 2013-1-ES1-LEO05-67616
Product Recognition and Certification
Title Recognition and Certification
Product Type transparency and certification
Marketing Text This accreditation will allow for the trainees to gain official recognition, add to the professionalization of the industry and make the RC dismantler’s VET transferable to all European countries.
Activities mentioned in this report were conducted under Task 1, 3 and 4 of WP7 which is the validation process of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) Module of Boat DIGEST. In WP7, quality assurance and control system were developed. This quality assurance system was adopted to allow the developed education to meet a certain level of quality standard, which will lead to receive accreditation from licensing authorities.
In WP7, quality assurance system was developed by following the principles of the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) and The European Qualifications Framework (EQF).
Principals of ECVET system and EQF were analysed. Learning outcomes and units were designed accordingly. Furthermore, all the training materials and assessment materials of Boat DIGEST were sent to an external quality assurance company, Highfield ABC (HABC). The quality of the training material and assessment system were assessed by the HABC. Each module was designed to meet the requirements of the external accreditation body. Lessons learnt form the accreditation of previous ShipDIGEST, was carefully considered and taken into account, which minimised the problems during accreditation.
HABC accreditation ensures that the Boat DIGEST training has sufficient quality for the learners. Moreover, the assessment questions after each unit in the training are relevant with the contents of the modules and are sufficient to assess the knowledge level of the participants. The accreditation company assessed design of BoatDIGEST e-learning platform and improvements were made to achieve better end-user experience (e.g. learning units order, password protection). HABC approved University of Strathclyde as their test centre for this project.
As a part of this accreditation, University of Strathclyde (UoS) will act as a test centre after the completion of the project so that interested stakeholders can receive the training and take their test from UoS. UoS is then responsible for communicating this information and evidence of success to HABC who will issue the final certificates.
Certificate will be free of charge to the participants for the first 100 trainees as part of the agreement done between UoS and HABC. Accreditation is agreed to go on for 5 years and depending on the demand it could be extended. Each year, Highfield ABC will re-assess the training and give their feedbacks to UoS. UoS will have internal meetings to keep training up-to-date.
Target group Boat DIGES partners and advisory boards, associations, local/regional/national governments, NGOS, National Agency, European stakeholders.
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Product Languages English