Title Bricklaying Qualifications, Work and VET in Europe
Project Number 142225-LLP-1-2008-1-BE-LEONARDO-LMP
Product Bricklaying Qualifications - Public part final report
Title Bricklaying Qualifications - Public part final report
Product Type others
This document is intended to give you a clear understanding of the European project entitled
“Bricklayer”. It is directed at those interested in the development of the construction sector and, more specifically, in Vocational Education and Training (VET) in construction, as well as at stakeholders from other sectors. Twelve partners from eight countries, including the two sectoral social partner organisations from the European Construction sector, EFBWW and FIEC, are involved in the project. All partners are familiar with the sector and experienced in VET policy and practice.
The overall aim of the project is to facilitate the recognition of qualifications and competences in relation to bricklaying by enhancing their transparency and comparability, thereby increasing the
effective mobility and quality of labour across Europe.
In the first phase of the project eight national context reports were produced based on an in-depth analysis of VET for bricklayers, the institutional frameworks and working practices, including expectations regarding future changes. The research was based on a conceptual framework which
guided all research activities. The methodology used and the resulting framework for the comparative assessment of bricklaying qualifications is of relevance to other sectors too.
Based on the national context reports a synthesis report was drafted which identifies important similarities and differences across bricklaying qualifications and VET systems. These were explored further in the second phase of the study and provided useful information for discussions on the value of the European Qualification Framework (EQF).
Another important aim of the project, critical for the mutual recognition of qualifications, was to facilitate a network of key stakeholders. We seek to sustain the contacts, created during the project, over the long term.
Furthermore, the main findings of the project will continue to be on the agenda of the European sectoral Social Dialogue, in order to ensure an adequate follow-up with the involvement of the national social partners as well as with other stakeholders concerned.
The construction sector is not only a sector in motion in terms of markets and technology, but also in terms of qualifications and therefore, VET structures. The website may be used as a platform for the dissemination of information as well as for facilitating discussions between stakeholders.
It is intended that the research instruments and conceptual framework may be adapted for future research activities, also in relation to other sectors. To this end, we would invite you to visit the project website and to evaluate the different reports and tools.
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 outputs of the project are:
- A framework for the assessment of bricklaying qualifications of relevance to other sectors and occupations.
- National context reports on the institutional framework of VET and qualifications in bricklaying
(produced during the first phase).
- A transnational synthesis report drawing out differences and similarities.
- National bricklaying reports based on micro-level investigation of firms and training providers identifying the detailed components of bricklaying qualifications and job profiles of bricklayers as well as current and expected changes (including the result of the national context reports).
- A trans-national evaluation of the ways in which bricklaying qualifications can be aligned with national frameworks (where applicable), a possible European sectoral framework, EQF and ECVET.
- Proposals for discussion of a possible agreement on trans-national recognition of bricklaying qualifications, including through establishing zones of mutual trust and identifying both possibilities and difficulties.
Area of application National and EU-level.
Product Languages English