Title Operational model of "Common Quality Assurance Framework" at VET-provider level
Project Number 2009-1-SE1-LEO05-02267
Product CQAF-VET Provider model
Title CQAF-VET Provider model
Product Type evaluation methods
In Quality Assurance an organization is asked to provide evidence to a third independent party (f.e. an external assessor, the Inspectorate etc.) to give prove of their
quality. The CQAF (A)VET model focuses in the same way.
For each indicator at each level the organization is asked whether one can give evidence (to a third party) that one is
indeed acting at a certain level. Reflection on the potential evidence that is available will contribute to the preparation of organizations to meet national or regional criteria or on ways to develop it one step further.
To ensure quality of vocational education and training the CQAF-(A)VET model distinguishes three axes which contribute to a desired outcome of learning processes.
The first axe relates to essential themes regarding the (determination of) content and learning methodologies used. The second axe relates to some vital organizational themes that are essential for the delivery of education and training. And the third axe covers important themes that address issues of the learner. Each axe consists of four themes, each theme having its own indicators.
The model incorporates a total of 28 indicators to monitor and assess quality measures (to be) taken at a basic level (1) as well as at a more sophisticated level (up to level 4 of an indicator). Most important: in its focus the model helps to demonstrate what people and staff actually do. In many European countries national policy is putting more and more the constraint on outcome and purpose, self evaluation and continuous improvement. Therefore the model explicitly focuses each theme and its related indicators on outcome and purpose, respecting context, stakeholders and clients, and on continuous evaluation in general.
Target group VET-provider organisations
A quality asurance model based on
1. self evaluation
2. External evaluation
Area of application
1. Quality assurance
2. Self evaluation