Title eCOTOOL - eCOmpetences TOOLs
Project Number 504614-LLP-1-2009-DE-LEONARDO-LMP
Product The eCOTOOL Competence Model
Title The eCOTOOL Competence Model
Product Type transparency and certification
Marketing Text The Competence Model integrates several European instruments and policies like the Europass, the European Qualification Framework (EQF), the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) and the European Key Competences. It is a framework for the standardized description of competences, skills and knowledge and consists of two parts: The Technical Competence Model and the High Level Competence Model. With the High Level Competence Model competences, skills and knowledge can be described by defining their levels, their categorization and further abilities that they consist of. The Technical Competence Model adds extra detail on top of the High Level Model and provides underlying connections and the information model to support the interoperability of ICT-based competence services.
Description The eCOTOOL Competence Model is a general purpose model covering both the internal structure of a definition of competence, skill, ability, or similar concept, and structures of these. It was developed to achieve more functionality in a more general way than purely within a Europass Certificate Supplement. It is a contribution to the solution of the real problem of representing and communicating information about competences and related concepts and structures, and for making tools that handle such information interoperable, so that any tool can manage information associated with any competence.
(1) All European stakeholders responsible for the development and maintenance of VET certificates based on Europass CS and (2) all learners and participants of training
and further training benefiting from the improved exchange, accessibility, and
transparency of the VET certificates; and in particular from the agricultural sector as
the sector for the specific adaptation and implementation of the tools and their pilot
Result The eCOTOOL Competence Model consists of the High Level Competence Model and the Technical Model. The High Level Competence Model is appropriate to non-technical audiences and the Technical Model is needed for the technical implementation.
Area of application The eCOTOOL Competence Model was developed in order to cover both the internal structure of a definition of competence, skill, ability, or similar concept, and structures of these. The eCOTOOL Competence Model can be integrated in any vocational certificate and especially in the Europass Certificate Supplement. Other areas of application are the description of working places and the creation of personal profiles with the help of the eCOTOOL Competence Model
Product Languages English