Title Transnational Quality Project - Quality Guidelines for Providers of Vocational Education and Training
Project Number D/06/B/F/PP-146 579
Product Competence Center
Title Competence Center
Product Type transparency and certification
Marketing Text Competence Center, a platform for working and communication
Description A transnational and multilingual QM Competence Center was developed to provide a virtual support landscape for education service providers in the form of a novel set of IT application tools for sustainable quality development and quality assurance.
Target group Education service providers, learners, human resource manager in enterprises, international companies and organisations
Result is a IT-based platform for working and communication which has been used by project partners during the project and which will be used furthermore. Moreover the platform gives other interested parties an insight into the project and its results including the possibility of downloading the results and other documents.
The platform has a module for the communication to contact all or only selected project participants. There is also the possibility for an up- and download of documents, including documents with a size, which cannot be sent with e-mails.
The platform is multilingual. However in the project the working language was predominantly English. The multilingualism primarily refers to the provided tools and particularly its creation. So samples made once in the editing system of the platform can be used to generate tools in different languages with the help of similar structured contents. For example the tools for the introduction of the STAGE MODEL are available in German, English and Polish. The construction of comparable tools for the QUALITY GUIDELINES is applied in a following project. The editing system itself is available in German and English. A Swedish translation is in preparation.
In the course of the project the prototype of a Competence assessment & management tool was created. It enables the recording and assessment of general, special and formal competences for teaching staff. Aim is to analyse the conformity of required and available competences for defined subjects.
For the work with the platform and the editing system on-line help is available.
Area of application
This transnationally utilizable, virtual quality platform was and is furthermore available for the Project-Community as a working instrument and essential results of the project are accessible also to other users.
Customizations for special contents and organizational forms as well as to national conditions can be carried out.
The project partner have reached an agreement that every partner can use the Competence Centre and adapt to his own needs. A direct commercial use for the Competence Centre is not scheduled. The software is provided also to other interested users under an open source regulation.