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EHFA – final conference Sophie Weisswange Brussels, 10/09/2010 The challenge of having  efficient  Vocational education an...
EQF (European Qualifications framework) <ul><li>Reference tool to compare qualifications levels </li></ul>
ECVET  European Credit system for VET <ul><li>Allows training periods abroad to be recognised in their own country </li></ul>
European   VET Policy context Quality assurance Quality assurance Quality assurance Quality assurance Quality assurance Qu...
Definition of Quality <ul><li>Several definitions, even in the Cedefop glossary for quality in VET </li></ul><ul><li>ISO 8...
European priorities for quality <ul><li>Indicators/descriptors have been chosen according to certain objectives defined at...
EQAVET  European Quality Assurance in VET <ul><li>Quality assurance   process to ensure quality </li></ul>
Content of text <ul><li>Legislative part </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommendations to Member States </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
The Quality Cycle and Indicators Methodology Indicators  Define goals and objectives Coherent with goals Indicators Collec...
Annex 1 – List of descriptors Phases/ Level System level VET Provider level Planning Quality descriptors, criteria Quality...
Annex 1 – Example <ul><li>Planning phase </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality descriptors at System level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Annex 2 - List of indicators <ul><li>No 1  Relevance of quality assurance systems for VET providers </li></ul><ul><li>No 2...
The main stakeholders Member States European Commission European Network Nat.ref.points Social partners Regional and local...
<ul><li>More info </li></ul><ul><li>www.eqavet.eu   </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>
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European Quality Assurance Reference Framework For VET (EQAVET) - DG EAC - Sophie Weisswange

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European Quality Assurance Reference Framework For VET (EQAVET) - DG EAC - Sophie Weisswange

  1. 1. EHFA – final conference Sophie Weisswange Brussels, 10/09/2010 The challenge of having efficient Vocational education and training systems in Europe
  2. 2. EQF (European Qualifications framework) <ul><li>Reference tool to compare qualifications levels </li></ul>
  3. 3. ECVET European Credit system for VET <ul><li>Allows training periods abroad to be recognised in their own country </li></ul>
  4. 4. European VET Policy context Quality assurance Quality assurance Quality assurance Quality assurance Quality assurance Quality assurance Validation of informal and non formal learning Learning outcomes approach Copenhaguen process Europass European Credit system for VET EQF
  5. 5. Definition of Quality <ul><li>Several definitions, even in the Cedefop glossary for quality in VET </li></ul><ul><li>ISO 8402 norm definition : </li></ul><ul><li>'The totality of characteristics of an entity that bear on its ability to satisfy stated and implied needs.' </li></ul><ul><li> No goals – no vision included </li></ul><ul><li>Quality vs Ethics </li></ul><ul><li>Quality vs Performance </li></ul>
  6. 6. European priorities for quality <ul><li>Indicators/descriptors have been chosen according to certain objectives defined at European level </li></ul><ul><li>Employability </li></ul><ul><li>Matching supply and demand for competences and qualifications on the labour market </li></ul><ul><li>Better access to VET, especially for vulnerable groups </li></ul><ul><li>Choice of indicators needs an objective </li></ul><ul><li>Need for a coherence internal and external </li></ul>
  7. 7. EQAVET European Quality Assurance in VET <ul><li>Quality assurance  process to ensure quality </li></ul>
  8. 8. Content of text <ul><li>Legislative part </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommendations to Member States </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intentions of the Commission </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technical annexes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Description of quality cycle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>list of quality criteria and indicative descriptors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality indicators for VET </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. The Quality Cycle and Indicators Methodology Indicators Define goals and objectives Coherent with goals Indicators Collection and processing data; discuss results Indicators Review Indicators Purpose And plan Implementation Assessment and evaluation Feedback and procedures for Change
  10. 10. Annex 1 – List of descriptors Phases/ Level System level VET Provider level Planning Quality descriptors, criteria Quality descriptors, criteria Implementing Quality descriptors, criteria Quality descriptors, criteria Assessment Quality descriptors, criteria Quality descriptors, criteria Review Quality descriptors, criteria Quality descriptors, criteria
  11. 11. Annex 1 – Example <ul><li>Planning phase </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality descriptors at System level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Goals/objectives of VET are described for the medium and long terms, and linked to European goals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The relevant stakeholders participate in setting VET goals and objectives at the different levels </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality descriptors at providers’ level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Explicit goals/objectives and targets are set and monitored </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>There is an early involvement of staff in planning, including with regard to quality development </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Annex 2 - List of indicators <ul><li>No 1 Relevance of quality assurance systems for VET providers </li></ul><ul><li>No 2 Investment in training of teachers and trainers </li></ul><ul><li>No 3 Participation rate in VET programmes </li></ul><ul><li>No 4 Completion rate in VET programmes </li></ul><ul><li>No 5 Placement rate in VET programmes </li></ul><ul><li>No 6 Utilisation of acquired skills at the workplace </li></ul><ul><li>No 7 Unemployment rate </li></ul><ul><li>No 8 Prevalence of vulnerable groups </li></ul><ul><li>No 9 Mechanisms to identify training needs in the labour market </li></ul><ul><li>No 10 Schemes used to promote better access to VET </li></ul>
  13. 13. The main stakeholders Member States European Commission European Network Nat.ref.points Social partners Regional and local authorities European Parliament Council
  14. 14. <ul><li>More info </li></ul><ul><li>www.eqavet.eu </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>

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