NQF Inclusive - Accreditation and Certification of basic vocational education for disadvantaged people via NQF

3 Participating countries:
Project Reference: 2009-1-AT1-LEO05-01201
Part of :

Education and training\Life long learning (2007-2013)\LEONARDO DA VINCI\Multilateral projects on Innovation

Summary

Many people with learning difficulties and other forms of disabilities, with an immigrant background, drop-outs, and people from sectors of society with low educational achievement find it impossible to get an officially accredited education. Without this, access to the labour market is seriously compromised. For this target population, many training institutions offer pro-grammes oriented to specific vocations. Often, however, a certificate from such a programme is of little use in the labour market, because it is not officially recognized, and potential employers do not know what knowledge, skills and competen-ces the participants in such programmes may have acquired. Thus, while the participants of these training programmes may possess clearly defined technical knowledge and good working skills, the step into employment is very difficult for them.

Presently in many European countries National Qualification Frameworks (NQF) are developed which offer a great chance for these informal trainings as they open the possibility of putting them into an officially accredited and clearly defined system. Within this project we would like to analyse 3 different training programmes oriented to specific voations to
1) define learning outcomes of these programmes,
2) define standards for training programmes on the appropriate levels of the NQFs,
3) classify these vocation-oriented trainings to the appropriate levels of the NQFs, create
4) a procedure of examination for these training programmes with regard to certification and
5) a certification form.

Consortium:
1) institutions for people with low educational achievement offering trainings oriented to specific vocations,
2) one vocational training institution working within the system of NQF which wants to widen the training programme for this target group, 3) one accreditation and ceritification body from a country with a NQF,
4) the European Ass. of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (lobbying expert)

Tangible and intangible outcomes:
1) Catalogue of Standards: description of learning outcomes for training programmes on level 1 & 2 of the NQFs independent of particular occupational images on the basis of 3 different vocation-oriented training programmes;
2) Model for the classification of learning results to the particular NQFs;
3) Model for examination of these trainings;
4) certification form

envisaged outcome:
1) Increased transparency of learning results in vocation-oriented training programmes;
2) Enormous quality improvement of these training programmes out of the definition of standards for knowledge, skills and competences by the NQF;
3) Improvement of training and employment possibilities for disadvanteged target groups -> increased inclusion;
4) increased consideration of this target group at the development of the NQFs;
5) opening the way towards accredi-tation of non-formal trainings for disadvantaged people and thus towards the right on equal access to education

Results

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File(s):
leaflet_DE.pdf
leaflet_easytoread_DE.pdf
leaflet_easytoread_EN.pdf
leaflet_easytoread_MT.pdf
leaflet_easytoread_SE.pdf
leaflet_EN.pdf
leaflet_MT.pdf
leaflet_SE.pdf
NQFInclusive_Hanbook1_SE_final.pdf
NQFInclusive_Handbook1_EN_final.pdf
NQFInclusive_Handbook2_DE_final.pdf
NQFInclusive_Handbook2_DK_final.pdf
NQFInclusive_Handbook2_EN_final.pdf
NQFInclusive_Handbook2_MT_final.pdf
NQFInclusive_Handbuch1_DE_final.pdf
NQFInclusive_Newsletter1_EN.pdf
NQFInclusive_Newsletter2_DE.pdf
NQFInclusive_Newsletter2_DK.pdf
NQFInclusive_Newsletter2_EN.pdf
Pilot-Evaluation-AT_results_assessors-trainers_summary_DEx.pdf
Pilot-Evaluation-AT_results_assessors-trainers_summary_ENx.pdf
Pilot-Evaluation-AT_results_assessors-trainers_summary_MT.pdf
Pilot-Evaluation-AT_results_assessors-trainers_summary_SE.pdf
Pilot-Evaluation-AT_results_examinees-summary_DEx.pdf
Pilot-Evaluation-AT_results_examinees_summary_ENx.pdf
Pilot-Evaluation-AT_results_examinees_summary_MT.pdf
Pilot-Evaluation-AT_results_examinees_summary_SE.pdf
Pilot-Evaluation-MT_results_assessors-trainers_summary_DE.docx
Pilot-Evaluation-MT_results_assessors-trainers_summary_DE.pdf
Pilot-Evaluation-MT_results_assessors-trainers_summary_DK.pdf
Pilot-Evaluation-MT_results_assessors-trainers_summary_SE.pdf
Pilot-Evaluation-MT_results_examinees_summary_DE.pdf
Pilot-Evaluation-MT_results_examinees_summary_DK.pdf
Pilot-Evaluation-MT_results_examinees_summary_EN.pdf
Pilot-Evaluation-MT_results_examinees_summary_SE.pdf
Pilot-Evaluation_DA_results_assessors-trainers_summary_DE.pdf
Pilot-Evaluation_DA_results_assessors-trainers_summary_EN.pdf
Pilot-Evaluation_DA_results_assessors-trainers_summary_SE.pdf
Pilot-Evaluation_DA_results_examinees_summary_DE.pdf
Pilot-Evaluation_DA_results_examinees_summary_EN.pdf
Pilot-Evaluation_DA_results_examinees_summary_SE.pdf
Description

Catalogue of Standards for basic occupational qualifications at EQF levels 1 & 2;
DE, EN and SE langauge versions can be downloaded at "files"


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Typology: Product 8 - Material productions out of events/projects: publications, CD-Rom, CDs, DVD, tapes, artistic products etc.
Description

Learning Outcomes at EQF levels 1 & 2 for 3 basic vocational qualifications in easy to understand language;
DE, EN, DK & MT language version can be downloaded at "files"


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Partners

Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues
Box 510 SE 16215 Vällingby Sweden, Stockholm


Bundesamt fuer Soziales und Behindertenwesen - Bundessozialamt, Landesstelle Steiermark
VSG - Produktionsschule Linz
Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology
VARSTVENO DELOVNI CENTER POLZ Maribor
Malta Qualification Council
European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities

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