Title Your ECVET
Project Number 2011-1-NL1-LEO05-05210
Project Type Projets de transfert d'innovation
Today many of our students have the chance to experience a learning period in a foreign country. The ECVET system and the outcomes of the Your ECVET project will enhance the validation, recognition and accumulation of work-related skills and knowledge acquired during the students’ stay in another country.
The project partners will use the outcomes of this project during work placements of students in the future. Because the size of these partners and their broad involvement in work placements all over Europe many more countries finally will be able to benefit from the outcomes of this project. This could never be arranged at a national or regional level.
It can be expected that the project and its outcomes will help to solve the problem on how to validate the learning outcomes of work placements abroad.
Over the years, the partners in this Your ECVET project have managed to build a solid network for international placements of their students. Concerning the management of international mobility, many improvements were made and a high level of performance has been reached. At one point however, the partnership stayed behind, which is the validation of learning outcomes acquired during international placements.
Through the outcomes of the Your ECVET project, the recognition of learning outcomes acquired abroad will be easier. This means that the value of international mobility can be credited. The project partners have experimented with ECVET essentials such as memorandum of understanding, learning agreement, descriptions of learning units and the assessment form.
The Your ECVET project defined 5 work packages
1. project management
5. quality assurance
Starting-point of the Your ECVET project were the outcomes of previous FIN-ECVET projects. Their models and documents were assessed and in addition, outcomes of other successful ECVET projects were consulted.
The development group of the Your ECVET project then prepared templates to be used in the testing phase. Therefore, examples from the FIN-ECVET projects were made suitable for the requirements in the partners’ countries. During actual work placements abroad of our VET students these templates were tested.
Based on feedback from the testing group, the final version of the templates per country was agreed. These include practical advice, guidelines and explanatory notes. The lessons learnt in the Your ECVET project were compiled in the Your ECVET recommendations.
Validation, transparence, certification
Formation tout au long de la vie
The Your ECVET project has delivered the following results
1. The Your ECVET recommendations
2. The Your ECVET toolkit
The Your ECVET toolkit contains templates per country of the four ECVET key documents for international mobility: the Memorandum of Understanding, the Learning Agreement, the Learning Units and the Assessment Form.
A description of the process that we followed in the project, lessons learnt, do’s and don’ts and guidelines for use, are included in these recommendations and in the explanatory notes that are part of the templates.