Title Flexi-Path - Flexible professionalisation pathways for adult educator between the 6th and 7th level of EQF
Project Number DE/08/LLP_LdV/TOI/147187
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text Within the Flexi-Path project products have been developed that help to increase the transparency and recognition of adult educator qualifications across Europe. The developed Toolkit is an instrument that enables to making them comparable by having a common reference (EQF) and a common Master adult educator profile which promotes the idea of mobility through standardised educational programmes and qualification levels.
Flexi-Path has taken a step to defining the contents and processes of initial training and the further professionalisation of staff working in adult learning. It refers to the fact that well qualified staff is needed to support adults in their learning and yet there are few education/training systems for adult education professionals across Europe (Switzerland, Austria, UK) which, in fact, do not allow cross-national qualifications comparability and recognition.
Flexi-Path facilitated the transparency and recognition of adult educator qualifications across Europe making them comparable by having a common reference (EQF) and a common Master adult educator profile which promotes the idea of mobility through standardised educational programmes and qualification levels.
Flexi-Path also enhanced the recognition and valorisation of adult educator learning that has occurred within non-formal and informal settings by the means of a validation instrument. Flexi-Path envisaged the adult educators who have acquired specific competences outside a formal setting, which simply does not exist sometimes or the job they are engaged in did not require a formal qualification in adult education as a prerequisite. With the help of this validation instrument, their awareness on the knowledge and skills they have in present can be raised and they will be able to plan their further professional development.
Flexi-Path benefitted from the structure of the European Qualification Framework to transfer the national qualification levels to a common European scale.
- Flexi-Path concentrated on the defined essential competencies of adult educators on the EQF levels 6 (bachelor) and 7 (master).
- The main subject of the project in the first step was to start an analysis of the required knowledge, skills and competences of adult educators in each European country. In the second step these competences have been compiled for a consistent European requirement.
- Main objective of Flexi-Path was to develop higher transparency and comparable qualifications to advance the mobility of adult educators on the European labour market.
Utilization and distribution of results
Recognition, transparency, certification
transparency and certification
Product information The two basic products of Flexi-Path are a set of competences defined for adult educators in Europe in form of a compendium at first and second the Toolkit which is available as a manual in five languages to validate the formal and non-formal acquired competences of adult educators in Europe.