Title Bricklaying Qualifications, Work and VET in Europe
Project Number 142225-LLP-1-2008-1-BE-LEONARDO-LMP
Product Bricklaying is more than Flemish Bond
Title Bricklaying is more than Flemish Bond
Product Type others
Marketing Text The "Bricklayer" project intended to investigate opportunities and hindrances in using the EQF. Based on a conceptual framework, that is also applicable for other professions and sectors, an in-depth analysis of vocational training for Bricklayers in eight European countries was elaborated. The research provided the analytical basis to discuss similarities and differences between the national systems and is, based on this, also discussing weak points of the EQF and how to improve conditions for the mutual recognition of qualifications. The Brochure "Bricklaying is more than Flemish Bond" is providing an insight in vocational education structures and practices for Bricklaying from eight European countries and discusses opportunities and difficulties in applying the EQF on sector level. The brochure provides proposals on how to improve and facilitate the mutual recognition of qualifications and contains also some conclusions form the European Social Partner orgnaisations.
Description The Brochure “Bricklaying is more than Flemish Bond” is presenting the main results of the Bricklayer projects. It includes eight summaries of the country reports, mainly providing detailed information about the different aspects of the national vocational education of Bricklayers, including information on the construction sector, the legal framework, curricular, the role of social partner organisations, learning practices and bricklaying at the labour market. The main part of the brochure is the transnational synthesis report. It is analysing the national reports and makes a distinction between three groups of systems. The report is discussing the concepts backing the EQF and is also presenting proposals for the improvement of the EQF as well as for facilitating the mutual recognition of qualifications. Additionally, the brochure encompasses a report on the SQF-CON project, that has aimed at presenting a model for the application of the EQF for the whole construction sector. Finally, the brochure presents some reflection from the European Social partner organisations for the construction sector about the project results and further steps towards the mutual recognition of qualifications.
Target group Social Partner organisations from both, national as well as European level. Experts for vocational training in the construction sector and experts dealing with EU policies on vocational education.
The results presented with the brochure are as follows:
A transnational synthesis report, grouping the different national systems, discussing the common ground for bricklaying throughout Europe, discussing the concepts on which the EQF is based, proposing how to improve the application of EQF on sector level, how to improve zones of mutual trust, how to create a common framework for the comparison of qualifications within the EQF and ECEVET.
Eight country reports on the respective education of Bricklayers.
Proposals for establishing mutual recognition of European Bricklaying qualifications.
Some considerations of the European Social Partner organisations for the construction sector.
Area of application National and EU-level.
Product Languages English