Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text VQTS II was the follow-up project of the successful Leonardo da Vinci project VQTS. It further elaborated on the learning outcomes approach that was developed in the VQTS project to achieve transparent descriptions of qualifications. A major project objective was to enhance the permeability and progression between VET and practice-oriented HE by applying the VQTS model.
In the VQTS II project, the VQTS model was applied to other sectors (electronics/ electrical engineering) and to other countries and languages. The VQTS II project focused on transferring and further elaborating on methods and procedures for the development of a Competence Matrix by using the ideas and principles described in the VQTS project.
The VQTS model was also used for identifying the overlaps in the competence profiles of VET and HE programmes. The project used the VQTS model to adjust and fine-tune programmes in vocational and educational training (VET) and practice-oriented higher education (HE), so they are more compatible. Recommendations on how to enhance permeability and progression between VET and practice-oriented HE were also be developed.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Sectors Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Assessment of learning outcomes
Documentation of learning outcomes
Other ECVET-related products
Analysing and writing learning outcomes
Transfer and validation of learning outcomes
Units of learning outcomes
Allocation of points
ECVET partnership (involvement of competent bodies)
transparency and certification
The main results are guidelines/checklists/manuals for the development of
_a Competence Matrix
_a partnership agreement for the transnational mobility of students in VET (Memorandum of Understanding),
_for adjusting and fine-tuning VET and HE programmes to facilitate and promote progression from VET to HE.
These guidelines/checklists/manuals can be used by VET providers in different vocational fields and/or by competent bodies (e.g. responsible for qualifications and curricula, for ECVET, qualifications relating to EQF or NQF).
Training and valorisation workshops were organised to disseminate the results and approaches developed.