Title Transparency and Mobility through Accreditation of Vocational Learning Outcomes
Project Number DE/07/LLP-LdV/TOI/147067
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The main topic of the project is the cross-national transfer and testing of instruments for the accreditation of vocational learning outcomes.
Summary The main topic of the project is the cross-national transfer and testing of instruments for the accreditation of vocational learning outcomes in accordance with the principles of the ECVET, the EQF and the forthcoming German Qualifications Framework. The plan is to apply and improve existing instruments for identifying the levels, contents and workloads of vocational learning outcomes in selected areas of vocational education.
In the first project phase now completed, a general summary was produced on the processes existing in the partner countries for crediting basic and continuing vocational education and training. This summary identifies the interfaces and “cul-de-sacs” within the national education systems to which recognition and crediting processes must be linked in order to improve access to paths of further education and training and reduce redundancies between the various paths of education and training.
In the second project phase, the instruments described for determining equivalency and granting credit will be examined to determine their functionality for the evaluation of vocational learning results. Instruments suitable for recording vocational competencies and learning results and for use at transnational level will be identified in this context, wherever possible.
The third and final project phase will focus on the practical testing of the instruments for recording and crediting vocational learning results in the partner countries. A determination will also be made in this context to determine how suitable the instruments are for transnational use or which elements of these instruments would be so suited.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Sectors Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Country reports describing the basic national conditions for procedures for crediting learning results from basic and continuous courses of vocational education and training.
Presentation and description of instruments for determining equivalency and granting credit for basic and continuing vocational education and training results for higher level courses of education or training.
Tested and revised instruments for recording and crediting vocational competencies and a developed instrument suitable for transnational use.