Title NoBoMA - No Borders Leitfaden für Altenpflege zur Förderung der Mobilität, internationales lebenslanges Lernen und den Transfer von Kompetenzen in Ost-, Zentral-und Südosteuropa
Project Number LLP-LDV-TOI-11-AT-0011
Project Type Innovationstransfer
Marketing Text Das NoBoMa Projekt setzt auf die Übertragung des "VQTS Modell“ auf das Berufsfeld der Altenpflege. Es wird für die Gestaltung einer Kompetenz-Matrix und eines Kompetenz-Profils für dieses Berufsfeld verwendet und soll somit für mehr Transparenz, Vergleichbarkeit und Anerkennung beruflicher Kompetenzen und Qualifikationen sorgen und helfen, die Kompetenzentwicklung zu verbessern.
With the Leonardo da Vinci project "VQTS – Vocational Qualification Transfer System" a methodology has been developed that provides a “common language to describe competences and their acquisition and a way to relate these competence descriptions to the competences acquired in national-level training programmes” (www.VocationalQualification.net). The NoBoMa project aims at transferring the “VQTS model” to the occupational field “elderly care”. It will be used for designing a Competence Matrix and Competence Profiles for this vocational field and, thus, aims to enhance transparency, comparability and recognition of vocational competences and qualifications for every step of competence development. Furthermore, the NoBoMa project aims to further develop the matrix by including future skill needs.
More transparency of qualifications/competences is an essential component in the efforts to adapt education systems in the EU to the need of the knowledge society as well as the necessity of more and better employment in the job market “Europe”. In the occupational field “elderly care” a cross-border comparability-modus that enhances transparency and recognition of skills and qualifications is lacking so far in the area Austria, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Slovenia.
On the basis of secondary analyses, qualitative and quantitative interviews, which identify competence descriptions in each partner country, a first outline of Competence Matrix will be developed. After the As-Is Analysis is completed, future skill needs will be identified for the selected occupational field to develop an “International Future Competence Matrix of Success”. This “Future Matrix of Success” indicates which skills and competences elderly care practitioners should ideally have, in order to be prepared for future challenges in a European labour market.
On the basis of the NoBoMa International Future Competence Matrix, a Self-Assessment Tool will be developed to be used by elderly care givers, students and HR-departments in order to evaluate the quality of their or their personnel´s skills and competences and a multilingual database which provides useful information regarding how to compensate deficits identified by the Self-Assessment Tool.
The five NoBoMa results (Competence Matrix, Competence Profiles, Future Competence Matrix of Success, Self-Assessment Tool, database) help to increase transnational transparency and recognition of skills and qualifications in the vocational field “elderly care”, to enhance mobility of students and skilled workers, to improve the career opportunities of elderly caregivers, and to enhance efficiency, innovation and quality in lifelong learning. Furthermore, the project will contribute to the ECVET process and help to implement the European Qualification Framework.
The partnership includes 7 partner institutions from the research, education and working world from Austria, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Hungary and 5 supporting partners.
Qualifications acquired in elderly care vary greatly across countries. None of the existing vocational education institutions were comparable with other national or international certificates with regard to contents, aims, or quality. Moreover, missing competence standards in elderly care in AT, RO, HU, BG, SI hindered recognition of non-formally and informally acquired competences and restrained mobility. The NoBoMa project responded to this problems by setting the following aims, which contribute to the above mentioned European priority:
1. Improvement of transparency and recognition of qualifications and competences:
The VQTS model helps to increase transparency and comparability of vocational education programs between the partner countries. The Competence Matrix makes these programs standardised and comparable with each other with regard to contents and aims. Moreover it facilitates the recognition of non-formally and informally acquired competences.
2. Improvement of the quality and increase in the volume of mobility throughout Europe:
The project supports participants in the recognition of knowledge, skills and competences and therefore facilitates their personal development, employability and participation in the European labour market. The Competence Profiles, the Self-Assessment Tool and multilingual database enable them to check and update their skills and competences.
3. Facilitation of the development of innovative practices in the field of VET and CVET:
A European labour market requires European-level information and monitoring. The NoBoMa “International Future Competence Matrix of Success” for the first time provides a comprehensive transnational forecast of occupational skill needs in elderly care in the partner countries.
Thus, the project contributed to the Priority “ECVET for more transparency and recognition of learning outcomes and qualifications” because:
o VET/CVET/HE programs became standardised and comparable with regard to contents and aims
o the learning-outcome based competence matrix allows countries to classify education
o the European dimension of vocational education is strengthened by means of the support of mobility and the transparency of curricula
o the validation, recognition and accumulation of work-related skills and knowledge acquired during a stay in another country is facilitated.
Nutzung und Verbreitung von Ergebnissen
Anerkennung, Transparenz, Zertifizierung
Gesundheits- und Sozialwesen
Erziehung und Unterricht
Transparenz und Zertifizierung
Product 1: Synthesis report I consists of the research results of the secondary analyses in the first project step of all project partners. It contains the analysis of already existing national competence descriptions. The content of synthesis report I is primarily used for the development of the NoBoMa Competence Matrixes. Synthesis report I is written in English. It is accessible on the project website for free.
Product 2: Synthesis report II contains the research results of the investigation phase of WP2. The contents of synthesis report II constituted not only a sound basis for the development of the NoBoMa Competence Matrix and the NoBoMa International Future Competence Matrix of Success but have also been used for the development of the Self-Assessment Tool and the multilingual database. A tabulation of all "future competences" and "success competences" can be found in the appendix of the report. Synthesis report II is written in English. It is accessible on the project website for free.
Product 3: On the basis of synthesis report I (WP I), 3s research laboratory developed a first outline of the International Competence Matrix (CM) for the occupational field “elderly care” (in English), all national particularities included. The draft was revised again considering the results of the empirical investigation (WP2, see synthesis report II). In the course of WP4, the CM was evaluated by means of Delphi expert questionning. The results were presented at a workshop with external experts from the occupational field “elderly care” (see documentation on the webpage: http://www.noboma.at/expertworkshop.aspx). On the basis of their feedback and suggestions as well as the Delphi evaluation results, a final draft of the CM was developed It is accessible on the project website (see http://www.noboma.at/results.aspx) in English for free.
Product 4: International Future Competence Matrix of Success "Elderly Care". On the basis of synthesis report I (WP I), 3s research laboratory developed a first outline of the International Future Competence Matrix of Sucess" (FCM) for the occupational field “elderly care” (in English), all national particularities included. The draft was revised again considering the results of the empirical investigation (WP2, see synthesis report II). In the course of WP4, the FCM was evaluated by means of Delphi expert questionning. The results were presented at a workshop with external experts from the occupational field “elderly care” (see documentation on the webpage: http://www.noboma.at/expertworkshop.aspx). On the basis of their feedback and suggestions as well as the Delphi evaluation results, a final draft of the FCM was developed and translated into all partner country`s languages. They are accessible on the project website (see http://www.noboma.at/results.aspx) for free.
Product 5: Competence Profiles. Competence Profiles are formed from particular parts of a Competence Matrix occupational field. They cover a limited spectrum of the competences described in the Competence Matrix. Generally, they are developed by identifying competences „included“ in a specific training program or qualification (Organisational Profile) or reflecting the competences acquired so far by a person in training (Individual Profile). Based on the Competence Profiles of the person in training, a Competence Profile Certificate can be issued.
Product 6: The online Self-Assessment Tool has been developed on the basis of the NoBoMa International Future Competence Matrix of Success. The tool can be used for evaluating and for identifying skill deficits. It makes skills and competences transparent. In case the Self-Assessment Tool identifies any competence deficits, the user is then referred to the NoBoMa database (result number 7).
Product 7: The NoBorders continuing education database has been developed on the basis of the project´s International Future Competence Matrix of Success by the international project team and is closely linked to the NoBoMa Self-Assessment Tool.
Product 8: The NoBoMa-Website www.noboma.at