Title MobilityExcellence-European Bridge for Competence Recognition
Project Number DE/10/LLP-LdV/ToI/147346
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The aim of the project “MobilityExcellence” is to build a bridge for competence recognition used by stakeholders in UK, F, MT, D within IVET mobilities. The CEMES competence evaluation tool will be adapted and transferred to facilitate the introduction of an ECVET system. The result will be to give added value to mobility projects by enhancing quality and transparency within the Hotel and Business Administration sector.
Summary Mobility of learners is a European key priority in vocational education. In particular, the mobility of apprentices needs to be promoted to a greater extent. The differences in European vocational education and training systems currently have a rather inhibitive impact on the educational content. It is of great importance to create mutual understanding and trust with regard to transparency and recognition of learning mobility. The LEONARDO DA VINCI transfer of innovation project "Mobility Excellence" devoted itself to this task and aims to improve the value-added content of mobility as a formally recognized part of vocational training. Therefore ECVET and EQF provide an ideal "bridge" in geographical mobility. An important ECVET instrument is the assessment of learning outcomes, as it serves as a basis for the subsequent validation and recognition. In our project we transferred the CEMES® competence recognition procedure - first developed for management competencies - on the acquisition of competency in the mobility of apprentices.
CEMES®-competence recognition procedure for initial vocational training
In our project we applied the methodology of the CEMES®- competence recognition procedure - to the assessment of learning outcomes in commercial and hotel professions. Within the project the learning outcomes are described as an intersection of vocation-specific competences of formal training regulations and additional or "informal" content such as language, intercultural and personal skills. The CEMES®-test allows for the acquisition of specialized knowledge and is composed from open and multiple choice questions (MPC) for each participant. The MPC-questions support knowledge-based testing whereas open-ended questions promote the application of acquired skills and the reflection of specific tasks at the workplace. Together with the competence appraisal sheet, which captures the non-formal learning outcomes, a competence-result of the three-stage-assessment on a final certificate.
In our LEONARDO DA VINCI project "MobilityExcellence” we developed and tested possible instruments to implement ECVET in mobility. According to the ECVET recommendation, an assessment of the acquisition of skills needs to be carried out in addition to the description of learning outcomes. This is where the actual transfer of innovation had been effected. With the CEMES® assessment, the learning outcomes are evaluated. The results provide the substantive basis for the subsequent validation and recognition. We are thus promoting transparency and recognition of vocational skills, while improving quality and attractiveness of the systems.
Utilization and distribution of results
Recognition, transparency, certification
Administrative and Support Service Activities
Accommodation and Food Service Activities
Other Service Activities
transparency and certification
description of new occupation profiles
Trainers and apprentices, sending and hosting companies as well as organizations coordinating mobility in the field of IVET in the fields Business & Administration and Hotel Business.(>products)