Project Number 147793-LLP-1-2008-1-DE-ECVET
Project Type Other EU-Projects
Individual Participation Not possible
Country EU-Centralised Projects
The European Aircraft Industry is an outstanding example of an intensive transnational cooperation in production and maintenance – but not yet in apprenticeship.
The main product of this project will be a grid derived from the demands of real work tasks (not curricula), which describes the units (designed to facilitate mobility), corresponding to the typical professional tasks in a transparent manner.
This grid will be tested as an exemplar in the already established mobility programme within the Airbus Company.
In each involved country (Spain, UK, France, Germany) the units are set in relation to the national curricula. This leads to a valid basis for possible reorganisations of the (national or European) apprenticeships.
All institutions involved in the project will publish a statement concerning European core profiles in the Aircraft Industry that should be understood as a recommendation for future practice.
• Our project will produce a complete and practicable description of the main learning potentials in the sector. These descriptions are derived from the Typical Professional Tasks (TPT) but are in accordance with the technical ECVET-specifications. They consist mainly of a set of grids that is legitimated by all partners, validated by teachers and trainers and tested within the exchange activities of Airbus.
• Additionally a handbook that explains the purpose and the handling of the grids will be published. An important aspect is the mode of assessment: The mobility units (MU) are assessed (wherever) in a quality-performance-oriented scheme and accumulated. The final certification as well as the allocation of credit points for the whole unit is part of an assessment that consists mainly of the testing of the ability to perform the MU of each unit in context.
• This handbook is not related to the specific circumstances in Aircraft Industry; it is transferable to comparable branches where sectoral work is described by Typical Professional Tasks.
* Establishing the Typical Professional Tasks (TPT) that were identified and validated in our former project (AERONET) as the basis for units respecting the technical ECVET-Specifications.
* Appointment of the units to the respective [national] qualifications of the 4 participating countries.
* Determining of the units that are part of transnational ‘Core Profiles’.
* Formulation of mobility units:
Mobility units are integrated parts of the respective TPT/unit. The decision, whether an apprentice has reached successfully the learning outcomes of a mobility unit, is marked by the trainer/teacher based on a qualitative assessment scheme with date, location and signature.
* Crediting the TPT/units based on their relative weight.
* We aim at establishing the following method of assessing: When all/almost all Learning Outcomes of the MU are reached by an apprentice he or she is in charge of a complete work process related to the respective TPT/unit. When successfully completed the credits for the whole TPT/unit are allocated to the candidate.
* Establishing, testing and, when indicated, modification of the developed methods and grids within the Airbus intercultural exchange activities.
* A handbook that explains the purpose and the handling of the grids will be published.
Recognition, transparency, certification
transparency and certification
Product information Products (Reader Typical Professional Tasks, Core tasks, mobility units, Template Learning Agreement, Template mobility grid) will be published soon (successively from May 2010) on our Homepage.