Title Trans-VAE, from prior experience to professional qualification
Project Number 2009-1-FR-1-LEO05-06937
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text VAE, from prior experience to professional qualification
Summary The project consists of an experimental process of the recognition/accreditation of prior experiential learning designed for employees and job seekers in the sector of personal care. The experimentation has been carried out in each partner country by taking into account the local context and regulatory constraints. Professionals from the sector in question have been playing a major role and a certification authority has been involved in the validation of the process put in place. The French partner shared its expertise of the process of the accreditation of prior professional experiential learning and contributed to the adaptation of procedures and tools. As mentioned in the proposal submitted to the NA the European Qualifications Framework provided the reference tool to better understand and compare the levels of qualification established by the 4 partner countries for the targeted jobs.
The ageing of the population observed in the European Union countries is leading to an increased need for skilled employees and greater mobility in the personal care sector.
Employees in this sector are mainly women, unskilled, or whose qualification is not recognized.
- To increase the employability of the target group by given them formal recognition of their competences.
- To transfer the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning methodology developed in France, with the necessary adaptation.
- To develop common tools which refer to the European Qualification Framework., as part of this process
Networks bringing together local professionals from the personal care sector, vocational education & training providers and certification authorities (elected bodies or local authorities) were established or existing ones have been reinforced.
- Experts in the recognition of non-formal and informal learning have been trained up. As local experts, they are now involved in cascading the training to new stakeholders.
- Employees of the personal care sector benefit directly from the recognition and accreditation of their prior experiential learning. They are holders of certificates recognizing their prior learning skills.Those who envisage a higher qualification have a precise idea of the knowledge to be acquired and capacities to be developed by further training.
- The conditions that guarantee the sustainability of the processes exist now. The results are used to consolidate a process of bottom-up in contexts where the legal and regulatory framework does not yet exist for the accreditation of prior experience.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Access for disadvantaged
Other Service Activities
transparency and certification