Title PraeLAB - Qualification of staff in vocational education concerning the identification and counseling of apprentices with a high dropout risk
Project Number DE/10/LLP-LdV/TOI/147301
Product Accreditation of the training concept
Title Accreditation of the training concept
Product Type transparency and certification
In higher education, accreditation is one of the tools for quality assurance. At the heart of the procedure lies the assessment of the quality of e.g. a study course by experts (independent lecturers and students from other universities as well as practitioners).The path of integrating the training concept into different curricula was chosen because it allows different groups which are in charge of vocational training (vocational teachers, in-house and external trainers and instructors) and counselling professionals (guidance counsellors and career counsellors, case managers as well as professionals of employment agencies) to come during their studies into contact with the topics of identifying and counselling of students at risk of dropping out from dual and educational occupations and to develop their professional competences in
terms of diagnosis, counselling and prevention of young people at risk of dropping out.
Target group vocational trainers, teachers,vocational counsellors, case managers, those involved in the training of young people, those with responsibilities for vocational training professionals who wish to offer them the possibility of further training
Result In the present case, the training concept was accredited or reaccredited through its integration as a module or course into different curricula at the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Training (EHB) in Zollikofen (Switzerland), as well as through its inclusion as a part of various modules in degree programmes at the University of the German Federal Employment Agency (HdBA) in Mannheim (Germany).
Area of application Through the accreditation and recognition by the BBT in Switzerland and ZevA in Germany of the training concept for the "detection and prevention of dropout amongst young people" for professionals in charge of vocational training as well as guidance professionals, the first quality assurance processes have been completed successfully. The partner countries Austria, Italy, Poland and Luxembourg can thus refer to that accreditation and recognition of the concept, and if need be, a countryspecific certification can be requested from the relevant ministries.