Title Supporting the Transfer of Education and Mobility Strategies
Project Number UK/11/LLP/LdV/TOI-471
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Country UK-United Kingdom
Marketing Text The main aim for the project was the development of a mobility strategy which produced a handbook for the management of the mobility work placement process, which incorporated a section of promoting cultural diversity & delivery of challenging Prejudice and Discrimination course throughout EU.
More and more VET organisations were being encouraged to provide mobility opportunities to the widest possible audience that offered individuals the chance to participate in an experience that enhances their employability and support them in achieving their maximum potential. This was in line with the key operational objective of the Leonardo programme to improve the quality and volume of mobility throughout Europe.
The main issue with many new organisations was that have they may have little experience in the operational management of the mobility process, therefore the aim of this project was to identify, adapt and transfer good practice from the experienced consortium partners and a mobility strategy was developed that adapted and transferred structures and tools to support mobility in VET for new mobility applicants. This in turn reinforced the good practice that exists with our organisations to further improve delivery of mobility.
The objectives of the project was the development of a mobility strategy which produced a handbook for the management of the mobility work placement process, with an emphasis on supporting the process for supervisors and mentors of Sports Students initially to ultimately improve the quality of sports mobility placements. It also investigated the potential to deliver an accredited Good Relations Programme to Sports students on mobility placement to help challenge prejudice and discrimination, racism and sectarianism in sport. This course is currently nationally accredited in the UK and we investigated the potential for accreditation in EU partner countries.
The range of partners who were identified are organizations who supported vocational students either hosting or sending these students on placements (that has enabled them to gain the knowledge, skills and qualifications to facilitate personal development, employability and participation in the European labour market) or work with government agencies and national sports bodies to adopt anti-racism measures and inclusion of policies and practices. These partner organisations made a valuable contribution to the development, management, placement provision, monitoring and evaluation of the mobility activities.
The impact of the project ensured improvement of the quality of the management of the mobility work placement process for educational establishments who have a remit for sports development and vocational education, but it is easily adaptable to any mobility placement scenario. This project has improved quality and innovation in vocational education and training systems, institutions and practices.
This project was innovative due to the nature of the handbook and also in that it incorporated a section on promoting cultural diversity. The project enabled each partner to further develop SRC's and SARI's Cultural Diversity courses/materials.
Utilization and distribution of results
Recognition, transparency, certification
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
open and distance learning
Product information SRC have produced Cultural Diversity materials which includes learning materials, lesson plans, student notes/resources, staff/notes/resources. This course has been delivered to SRC students for a number of years and amended and improved taking on board student feedback. SRC was the first College in N.Ireland to make this Cultural Diversity Course complulsory for full-time students. The partnership organisations were keen to adopt and modify this course to suit their cultural needs. Geographically this partnership covers four Member States, the partners have been involved in a variety of Leonardo projects. The partnership consists of a number of sectors, 3 Futher Education Colleges, 1 SME and a non for profit voluntary organisation and a VET Institution. Participating countries have access to the final products available via partner websites, thus beneficiaries are not limited only to participating countries' students/leonardo coordinators. An additional ToI-dimension was the concept of the good practice handbook complemented those that already existed in partner countries. The added value was also found from managing the project: the work process and its practices which were already implemented in each country which were improved and tailored taking on board feedback/resources from partners.