Title ECVET-Trainer. Proposals for the gradual application of ECVET model in the four key productive sectors of the EU.
Project Number 2012-1-ES1-LEO05-48017
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
The European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET), established -through an European Recommendation in 2009- a common methodological framework to facilitate the transfer of learning credits from one qualification system to another, and promotes trans-national mobility and access to lifelong learning for learners and workers.
The contribution of VET teachers and trainers (hereafter VET trainers) to the European policies of Lifelong learning has been widely known, as well as their acknowledgement as key stakeholders for the goals of the ET2020 and for the implementation of ECVET model and other European instruments, based on a learning outcomes approach.
Nevertheless, the main obstacle for an effective contribution of trainers to the implementation of ECVET model has been their lack of knowledge of the European instruments and the vital importance of the shift to learning outcomes approach in all the programmes of the lifelong learning policies.
Summary The ECVET-Trainer project proposed incorporating the results of Food-fit project (File:147627-LLP-1-2008-1-ES-KA1-EQF-2008-4524) in order to facilitate the understanding of the ECVET model by VET trainers and centres in the four key productive sectors of the EU (agriculture, industry, construction and services, see NACE codes below), taking into account the EQF levels 1 to 4 and the needs of improving the transparency of qualifications and mobility of workers in the labour market, through transfer, recognition and accumulation of individuals′ learning outcomes achieved by workers in formal, non-formal and informal contexts.
ECVET-Trainer partnership has worked on the following specific objectives:
• Identifiying the ECVET situation in the EU countries and analising the opportunities for its application in the four key sectors (see above) through the description of learning outcomes, the roles of ECVET competent institutions (especially trainers and VET centres), transfer of credits, appraisal, learning agreements and ECVET points.
• Establishing an exchange of opinions and best practices among trainers, VET centres, social partners, public administrations and companies and proposing a “Guide for the application of the ECVET in the productive sectors”, addressed to trainers and VET centres.
•Preparing an e-learning material to train trainers for the application of ECVET, and to carry out a pilot training course for validating that material.
• Validating, evaluating, disseminating and promoting the results of the project.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Human Health and Social Work Activities
Information and Communication
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
open and distance learning
Partners have developed the following products:
*Handbook for the management of the project
*National reports: Analysis of ECVET situation and its implementation on the productive sectors
*International Report. Guide to the application of the ECVET model in the productive sectors.
*Preparation of e-learning material
*Evaluation reports on the e-elearning course
*Reports of validation and evaluation of results and products, as a result of the application of the quality plan
*3 Promotional newsletter and 1 booklet
*International promotion workshop
*Web site for dissemination
*Promotional Plan for the Project
*Quality plan for implementation of the project