Title Quality development and quality assurance with labour market reference
Project Number D/05/B/F/PP-146 274
Project Type Pilot Project, project with multiplying effect (2000-2006)
Marketing Text The European demand for an improved quality of the vocational educational training systems as well as the growing responsibility of vocational institutions for the competitivity of the national economies prompted the project group QualiVET to more intensively deal with the topic quality development and assurance within the framework of a pilot project.
Summary The decision to carry through this project in the metal sector was above all influenced by the current development towards a decrease of manufacturing tasks in favour of knowledge-intensive and service oriented tasks and the resulting changed requirements for competency. The creation of new learning offers during initial training, changed occupational profiles and qualification profiles as well as new curricula entails a higher demand of quality for learning in vocational educational institutions.
Description Due to the fact that the QM systems currently available on the market are not catering for the need of vocational education and training and do not support the quality of the learning offers, this is why action is urgently required. In order to coordinate the quality development of learning offers and the quality of their supporting structures, the main objective of the project is the development and the testing of a quality development system (QDS) for the initial training in the metal sector. This entails the development of quality indicators for the assessment of the quality of learning offers as well as of methods to safeguard the new QDS and their adaptation to the training institutions.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Sectors Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Product information The new system will enable teachers and trainers to concretise quality demands during the initial training of the metal sector based on superordinate requirements (e.g. curricula). The resulting “bottom-up” process can then be used to improve the learning offers by orienting them towards quality indicators.