Title Time to work on advisors and coaches on VET
Project Number UK/11/LLP-LdV/TOI-476
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Country UK-United Kingdom
Marketing Text The innovative Teaching and Learning Advisor and Learning Coach tools and methodologies of this project will enable VET promoters to use very cost efficient ways of improving the performance of both teachers and trainees/learners.
Objectives: CWC had developed two innovative methodologies and tools, for teaching and Learning Advisor (TLA) and Learning Coach (LC). Whilst the TLAs have the pedagogical approaches and the LCs bring the subject specific knowledge. The TLA and LC products are focused on each trainer’s performance and their return on investment to each VET organizations, VET promoters had been able to use a very efficient and low cost ways of improving performance: (a) to create ECVET advisors profile with the aim of coordinate, at governance level, all thematic knowledge areas, in terms of learning outcomes, evaluation, pedagogical rates, etc; (b) to ECVET peer learning process at VET promoters to assess and improve each trainers performance with the support of it’s coach (a peer trainer as well) in low cost process.
Partnership: The TWO o’clock project consortium included CWC plus 6 VET partners – PT, TR, EL, AT and BG - , all of whom had worked on European projects. In none of those countries did these methodologies exist and each partner had specific expertise in key project areas, access to VET trainers, teachers, managers and staff and contacts with national and European VET networks, all of whom had expressed an interest in the following and helped to disseminate the project.
Impact: the consortium has promoted the two training courses in each of its partner country's to at least 100 VET trainers, teachers, managers and staff and will continue to at least 500 VET organizations
Description According to the European Commission (9/6/2010) the role of teachers and trainers is crucial in the modernisation of VET with special focus on their professional development and status in society. This project involved 6 european VET partners who had introduced the tools and methodologies into their countries with their specialist expertise and networks to help enhance VET teaching and learning.
Utilization and distribution of results
Recognition, transparency, certification
Open and distance learning
Information and Communication
program or curricula
procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
open and distance learning
Product information The project had selected and adapted the UK TLA and LC contents to the needs of each of its partners individual target groups; translated the materials into each partner language; ensuring the tools met each partner's expectations; piloting of the tools and methodologies; creation of a network of high-performing VET trainers, teachers, managers and staff; developing a European profiles for TLA and LC based on EQF and ECVET systems.