Title Metacards Project
Project Number UK/08/LLP-LdV/TOI/163_127
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Country UK-United Kingdom
Marketing Text Rationale: Practitioners within Vocational Education & Training (VET) often have difficulty in engaging with young people (aged 13-19) who could be classed as “hard to help”. These difficulties inhibit analysis of the issues that these young people face (and strengths that they have) and also minimise the ability of the practitioner to help the young person obtain employment or formal qualifications. By using the MetaCards (a combination of NLP based cards), practitioners can encourage young people to open up and maximise their resourcefulness.
Aims & Objectives: Aimed – To train VET Practitioners from partner countries to use the MetaCards in versions that are translated into their own language.
Objectives – By the end of the project we had had•
Translated the MetaCards and associated Handbooks into the home languages of each of the three Main Partner countries
• Trained and accredited a group of practitioners from each main partner (and from three other Supporting Partners – Slovakia, Denmark and Austria) to use the MetaCards and fully supported them in using the cards with their clients
• Trained and accredited a select group of these practitioners to be able to train fellow practitioners to use them
• Disseminated the training and evaluated how effective the MetaCards are in working with young people
Characteristics of the Partnership: The Partnership was made up of organisations who all work in the field of VET with young people in a guidance/supporting capacity. All Main Partners had been involved in successful European projects in the past and had already met together in England to construct this bid.
Outcomes: The project had the following outcomes…
• Shared use of an innovative and successful resource available in a variety of European languages
• More highly skilled VET practitioners
• More effective engagement of young people in assessment and action planning processes within VET systems
• More young people accessing VET at higher levels
Access for disadvantaged
Human Health and Social Work Activities
Product information Please visit www.metacards.eu to see an updated version of the product information