Title Un système de capitalisation européen de Transfert de Crédit : innovation dans les métiers du développement territorial
Project Number 517762-LLP-2011-FR-LEONARDO-LMP
Product A matrix wich contains steps of assessment-méthodology and tools
Title A matrix wich contains steps of assessment-méthodology and tools
Product Type procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
Marketing Text Comparative study regarding the situation of ECVET and ECTS in the partner countries of the project
The comparative study (WP1) provides evidence regarding the situation of ECVET and ECTS in the partner countries of the project, the field of territorial development and a description of training situations (existing or potential) in that field. Whereas the first part of the report provides the state of the art of academic and vocational education in the consortium countries as well as an overview of the field of territorial development, the second part will focus on operational examples in the area of bridging ECVET-ECTS as well as on practical aspects on how to implement the experimentation in the partner countries.
Whereas the ECTS system for university education is well implemented in all the member countries with some slight differences in terms of length of study and requirements for the individual university courses, the ECVET system is not yet implemented in all the participating countries.
Implementation of ECVET in the partner countries – an overview
Two countries, France and Greece, have implemented the system of ECVET in their qualification framework in general. In practice, France has only participated in experimental projects with regards to the use of ECVET while there are still a number of professions to be formalised under the ECVET system in Greece.
Belgium has implemented a system similar to ECVET for the French speaking community called “CPU” (certification per units) which should allow learners to move freely within the French speaking community during their apprenticeship. This system of accreditation is still in an experimental phase and limited to a small number of professions. The “CPU” should be translated into the European framework ECVET, to enhance mobility outside of Belgium.
Romania is in the process of implementing the ECVET system and a formalised approach is foreseen for 2013/2014.
The remaining three countries Hungary, Italy and Luxembourg, have not yet implemented the ECVET. There are discussions in all countries concerning a national and/or European qualification framework leading to more mobility for learners.
All six partner countries have participated or are participating in other European projects in the context of ECVET.
Territorial development professions in the context of ECVET and ECTS
Whereas all countries provide some form of academic training in the area of territorial development delivering ECTS, there is no formal vocational training course in any partner country which would correspond to a full cycle of ECVET. Most often, the field of territorial development is included in broader subjects such as Geography, Urban Planning, Sociology, etc, at Bachelor’s level and is only specified at Master’s level. It is interesting to note that Luxembourg offers a Master’s degree in the wider area of territorial development but has no formal profession in the area.
France, Romania as well as Belgium offer non-formal training courses of varying length with a certificate for employees working in the sector of territorial development or people wanting to work in this area; these are not (yet) translated into ECVET.
Target group University; Vocational training shool, National organizations of certification, students, Employers
A SWOT analysis shows the following main points:
Territorial development is a professional area with a varied range of training opportunities at different levels
A large offer of training opportunities at different levels with a lack of clear certification in the area of vocational training
ECVET not introduced in all countries and in the area of territorial development
Enhancement of mobility
Experimentation in a wide professional area
Non-implementation of ECVET in most countries does not allow the bridging between ECVET and ECTS in the field of territorial development
National decision makers do not focus on the implementation of ECVET
A too large offer of training opportunities which can lead to a lack of quality control.
Area of application
To contribute to the harmonisation of certification systems (ECTS / ECVET) implemented in education and training.
To bring the different understandings and practices of territorial development existing in Europe closer.
Product Languages English