New competences for VET professionals to shift to using learning outcome contracts and on-Line Learning Management Systems

5 Participating countries:
Project Reference: 2012-1-IE1-LEO05-04713
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Education and training\Life long learning (2007-2013)\LEONARDO DA VINCI\Multilateral projects on Innovation


This pilot project resulted in the formulation of the implementation of a set of development best-practices (three core elements) in each partner organisation, enabling them, in turn, to document and report on the effectiveness of this transformation. The result is a 'process map' for the implementation of pedagogical systems of truly world-class standard across the VET sector.

In 1999, as a result of the Bologna Declaration, those involved in the European Higher Education area had to respond to very similar challenges to those which the VET sector now faces. Engineers Ireland (which is responsible for the accreditation of all engineers certificates, diplomas and degree programmes in all Irish Universities and Institutes of Technology) proved highly responsive to the challenges of the Bologna process. As a result, Engineers Ireland is recognised as a pioneer in bringing about world-class pedagogical systems and processes, so much so that the organisation is a key signatory of the Washington Accord (, the main international accord for the mutual recognition of engineering qualifications and professional competence. Engineers Ireland has chosen a selection of European partners for this project, to ensure a range of experience, the ability to partake and benefit from the project and, in particular, the ability to widely disseminate the results of the project itself.



In October 2012, Engineers Ireland, in partnership with leading VET Training centres from around Europe, undertook a two year project to implement a workable guide for the transfer of quality development systems from the higher education sector to VET centres and staff across Europe.
Funding for the project was provided as part of the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-2013, under the Leonardo da Vinci scheme which focuses on education and training.
Alongside Engineers Ireland, partnering in the best-practice sharing project were the Louth and Meath Educational Training Board (Ireland), INOVINTER – Vocational Training and Technological Innovation Centre (Portugal), the Spanish Confederation of Training Centres (Spain), Euroform RFS (Italy) and Norton Radstock College (UK).
The project, which commenced in October 2012 and ended in September 2014, looked to implement a set of development best-practices in each partner organisation, enabling them in turn, to document and report on the effectiveness of this transformation.
By the end of the project each project partner was equipped for the implementation of a mentoring system, a system of learning contracts and an on-line learning management system in their respective institutions.

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The website is available in all the languages of the project partners: English, Portuguese, Italian and Spanish.

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This is a video guide on how to use myBrainshark technology.

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TED-Ed Video editing technology lets users edit existing YouTube clips to add questions and tests to create a more interactive video lesson experience


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The BESTVET Total Development System – Process Map and Guide is now freely available to all via the BESTVET project website in the four different languages of the project: English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

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Comprehensive external evaluation report of BESTVET project

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The Institution of Engineers of Ireland

22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland, D4, Dublin


Louth Meath Education and Training Board
LMETB Administrative Offices, Chapel Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth Ireland, Dundalk, Louth

INOVINTER – Vocational Training and Technological Innovation Center
Av. Almirante Reis, nº 45 – 1º, Lisbon

CECE - Spanish Confederation Of Training Centres

Euroform RFS (Research Training Studies)
Piazza della Libertà 40, Rende (CS)

Norton Radstock College
South Hill Park, Radstock


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