LEO qualiTC

Erasmus+ KA2 – Strategic partnerships (2013-1-IT1-LEO05-04022)

The Challenge

One of the central ideas underlying European lifelong learning policy is that international mobility should become a natural part of education and training schemes. However, what still hampers the full potential of learning mobility within the EU are the problems surrounding the recognition of learning periods spent abroad. There still exist, in fact, constraints due to the difficulty in having one’s learning outcomes achieved abroad in formal, informal and non formal learning evaluated, validated, recognised, accumulated and transferred. In order to address these issues, the aim of LEO quali-TC  was to transfer the innovative results of the ECVET TC NET Leonardo Network project and thus identify an operative framework to test ECVET and to facilitate the validation, recognition, accumulation and transfer of units of learning outcomes.

The project aimed to provide concrete methodological tools to analyse and describe a range of vocational qualifications (EQF 2-3 levels – Tourism and Catering sector) in terms of units of learning outcomes and a Model that permits the validation, recognition, accumulation and transfer of units of learning outcomes with reference to the existing European tools (EQF, Europass, ECTS)  in order to reduce the barriers to mobility across Europe. With a view to developing and testing concepts and procedures to augment learners’ mobility and making qualifications more transparent and portable, the project aimed to test ways of putting ECVET into practice.

The project finished in September 2015 but its' products are available for re-use and adaptation after the projects' end on the respective website.

The Outputs

  • European Survey that gave an overview about the requested and available competences in the Tourism and Catering sector in Europe
  • The ECVET TC NET model and the competences deducted from the European Survey (presented in the competence grid) were further developed and described in a comprehensive model description document
  • Transfer process of the MOU and the Certificate
  • Test implementation of developed ECVET model on mobilities
  • Set of two workshops/peer learning activities per partner country were scheduled in order to meet the needs of the stakeholders and VET practitioners involved and then support and guide them through the process of applying ECVET
  • A blended training scheme was set up to support and guide companies / service providers through the process of applying ECVET and raise quality in mobility programmes

     

    The Consortium

    The project consortium reflected all the consolidated expertise and experience and the necessary stakeholders in the VET system and in the tourism and catering sector and consisted of core and associated partners. The project was lead by Istituto Professionale di Stato per i Servizi Alberghieri e della Ristorazione “Aurelio Saffi” (IT) and strongly supported by FormAzione Co&So Network (IT), BFI Steiermark (AT), Escuela de Hostelería de A Coruña “Álvaro Cunqueiro” (PT), Vocational High School of Tourism “Dr. Vasil Beron” (BG), INIT Developments Ltd. (DE) and IHK-Projektgesellschaft mbH.

    Contact:
    Team International

    Tel.: +49 (0) 335 5621-2100 // 2105
    Fax: +49 (0) 335 5621 2001
    E-Mail: schaefer@ihk-projekt.de

    This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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