Title Scaling New Heights in VET: adapting the Rickter Scale® Process to improve and monitor the journey of marginalised groups towards employability
Project Number DE/11/LLP-LdV/TOI/147 401
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The LdV Transfer Of Innovation project “Scaling New Heights in VET" adapts the powerfull Rickter Scale® Process to marginalised groups in order to improve and monitor their journey towards employability”
The partners of this Transfer of Innovation project all work within their own countries to provide the opportunities for marginalised groups to engage with education, training and employment to gain recognition for existing and newly acquired skills and thereby gain access to the labour market.
Through participation in a previous Leonardo Partnership Project: ‘Assessing and Validating non-formally and informally acquired skills in vocational training’, the partners have identified a motivational assessment, action planning and impact measurement package developed in the UK as worthy of further development for use across the more culturally diverse European context .
The central idea of the project was therefore to adapt the existing Rickter Scale® Process to the needs of different disadvantaged target beneficiary groups in the 4 participating countries, helping them progress towards employment. The Partners collaborated to develop language and culture-specific versions of the Rickter Scale® Process. Practitioners from each country were trained in its use. Following a phase of implementation with the target groups, the findings were evaluated by the University of Northumbria in the UK, an Initial Report was published and the Process upgraded accordingly. A second period of Implementation with the target groups then monitored the effectiveness of the adaptations. Towards the end of this phase, all practitioners used the Rickter Scale® Process to ascertain their personal evaluation of the project itself. A Final Evaluation Report was published and together with the enhanced Rickter Scale® Process, was disseminated by the partners in their own countries through the internet, regional public events and an international conference host by the Evaluator, the University of Northumbria. To maximise the exploitation of the project’s outcomes beyond the TOI, each partner was licensed to offer training in the use of the Rickter Scale® Process to other vocational training organisations within their own country.
Phase 1 (Oct-Nov 2011): Collaboration between partners to develop culture-specific Frames of Reference for use by each country’s target group
Phase 2 (Dec 2011-Jan 2012): Training of staff in partner countries and development of online Impact Management System
Phase 3 (Feb-Jul 2012): Initial application of Rickter Scale® Process to identified target groups in partner countries, to be monitored and evaluated in Initial Report.
Phase 4 (Aug-Nov 2012): Publication of Initial Report to be followed up with further developments to the Rickter Scale® Process
Phase 5 (Dec 2012-Apr 2013): Application of upgraded Rickter Scale® Process to identified target groups, to be monitored and evaluated in Final Report. Completion of Participant Evaluations also to be included in Final Report.
Phase 6 (May-Sept 2013): Publication of Final Report and dissemination of findings
Recognition, transparency, certification
Access for disadvantaged
Other Service Activities
transparency and certification
Most of the products are available for download from the project´s website. Some products are reserved for trained practitioners only.
Files for download include the following publications:
- Newsletters 1-4
- Unique features of the Rickter Scale® Process
- Compendium of Terms
- Manual for Trainers
- Conference Report
- Evaluation Report
- Final Project Report