Title Highlight the Competences : European cooperation for a system of credit transfer for VET-ECVET, relating competence and professional needs of the cooperative enterprises working in the services sector
Project Number LLP-LDV/TOI/2007/IT/305
Project Type Projets de transfert d'innovation
Marketing Text The project is aimed to the organisation and realisation of the 4 fundamental steps of the ECVET process in the context of enterprises working in the services sector (cleaning and logistics services)
Summary In the furrow of Strategy of Lisbon and priorities of Declaration of Copenhagen, the project “Highlight the Competences” rises in context of competence and professional needs of cooperative enterprises working in the services sector (cleaning and logistics services) and find his justification in the exigencies of transformation, modernisation and adjustment of the European VET system for the professional qualification in this sector, with specific reference to the people involved in learning activities outside their own country (as well in the services sector, the appeal of this kind of mobility is nonetheless limited by various factors, in particular the absence of provisions for the transfer, validation and recognition of learning outcomes acquired abroad), to the people in transition from the VET system of the services sector to another or vice versa and to the people in transition from an informal learning situation to a formal training context. In particular, the aim of the project is to promote transparency and comparability of qualifications, transferability, validation and recognition of learning outcomes achieved by individuals in different learning contexts (formal, non-formal and informal), in different countries and at sectoral level, through the transfer of previous innovative contents and results for the development of a European cooperation process based on the four implementation stages of ECVET - European Credit Transfer System for VET. In the perspective EQF and ECVET, the project will particularly permit to the partners the common elaboration of references of activities, of competences and of certification on the crafts identified in the services sector (cleaning and logistics), transferring the European methodology of “Sustainable professionalisation” (validated by the European Commission). The main objectives are: identification and analysis of the targeted user requirements, analysis and selection of the previous innovative contents to meet these requirements, analysis of the feasibility of transfer, adaptation in the specific contexts and transfer and use in the new sector and target groups, including piloting it in public and private training structures. The partnership is composed by the most important representative organisations of the cooperative movement in Italy (Consorzio Nazionale Servizi; Associazione Nazionale delle Cooperative di Servizio e Turismo, Itaca), Spain (Fundación EZAI) and Malta (Apex Coop) and by technical specialised organisations, whether of the VET system of the services sector (Aris Formazione e Ricerca Società Cooperativa in Italy, ZDZ in Poland, Econometrica Ltd in Greece) or with specific know how and experience in the fields of transfer, accumulation and recognition of learning outcomes (public organisation, as the French Commission Nationale de la Certification Professionnelle, and private as the French CRDéveloppement). The main outcomes are a Memorandum of Understanding - MoU for the Establishment of the European Partnerships, a Learning Agreement specifying the learning outcomes expected in units or parts of units and the associated points of credit, the awarding and the recording of the ECVET credits after the assessment of the learning outcomes, and the concrete transfer, validation and accumulation of credits.
The project is aimed to the organisation and realisation of the 4 fundamental steps of the ECVET process:
Phase 1: Establishment of the European Partnership: to establish the correspondence between qualifications (units and credit units) and the learning outcomes interested by the transfer, as well as the evaluation, transfer and validation (units/unit parts) the social partners of the services cooperation sector and the public institutions competent at the different levels of the participating Countries will undersign a Memorandum of Understanding – MoU, utilising the EQF common principles;
Phase 2: Learning Agreement: signed by the sending and hosting organisations and by the apprentice/worker, in coherence with the MoU, it will contain a description of the learning outcomes achieved during the mobility period, in qualitative and quantitative terms (units/unit parts and associated credit points);
Phase 3: ECVET credits awarding: the ECVET credits (units/unit parts and associated credit points) will be awarded after the learning outcomes evaluation; to assure their transparency, the credits will be registered and transcribed, utilising the EUROPASS documents, detailing knowledge, skills, obtained competences and the credit point associated with the achieved learning outcomes;
Phase 4: Transfer, validation and accumulation of ECVET credits: in accordance with the MoU and the learning agreement, credits will be transferred, then validated by the sending organisation and recognised for obtaining the qualification concerned, by accumulation, according to the national rules.
As yet, the project implementation process was centred on the preparation of the useful documentation at the aim of the Memorandum of Understanding – MoU signing.
Following the “Démarche Européenne de Professionnalisation Durable – DEPD” methodology (defined and implemented by the French national commission for the professional certification specifically to overcome the barriers to the professional recognition, to the transferability and so, to the employability at trans-national level), the project has until now allowed the definition of a trans-national document, shared by all the participating European partners, which describes in terms of activities, tasks and units of competences, the professional figures of the “Site Supervisor in the Logistics Services” and of the “Site Supervisor in the Cleaning Services”.
To allow the further development of the project activities, this document, basis of the Memorandum of Understanding – MoU, was provided to the organisations competent to sign it (social partners of the services cooperation sector, public institutions competent at different levels in the participating Countries), so that they evaluate and, if necessary, modify/integrate it, deciding the correspondence between qualifications (units and associated credit point) and the learning outcomes involved in the transfer, as well as the evaluation, transfer and validation processes (units/unit parts), up till the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding – MoU. The project has also produced a model for the Memorandum of Understanding – MoU to be signed to start the ECVET process in the concerned sector.
Formation tout au long de la vie
Validation, transparence, certification
Marché du travail
Entreprise, TPE, PME
Sectors Autres Activités de Services
Autres résultats en lien avec les principes ECVET
Transfert et validation d’acquis d'apprentissage
Unités d'acquis d'apprentissage
Affectation de points ECVET
Partenariat ECVET (Implication d’organismes certificateurs)
Description de nouveaux métiers
Transparence et certification
1)Report on the identification and analysis of the needs of the target group regarding documentation and the certification of the successes achieved in learning ;
2)Report on the analysis and selection of the innovative contents to be matched, for transfer purposes, with the needs identified;
3)Report on the analysis of the feasibility of the transfer of innovative contents and of their adaptation to the education and training systems, culture, needs and necessities of the target groups;
4)Operating plan for the transfer of the innovation and activation of the ECVET process;
5)ECVET Memorandum of Understanding (MoU);
6)ECVET Learning Agreements;
7)Award ECVET credits;
8)Transfer, Validation and Accumulation of ECVET Credits;
9)Reports on management of the Highlight the Competences project quality ;
10)Highlight the Competences on-line platform;
11)Highlight the Competences European theme network .