A national framework for ICT Quality in VET

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Produced for the REVIVE-VET project, which is producing quality criteria for ICT-enabled VET courses, the presentation considers the type of national quality assurance framework which would need to be in place, for institutional and programme quality assurance to operate adequately.

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A national framework for ICT Quality in VET

  1. 1. A National Framework for ICT-Quality in VET Points for Consideration REVIVE-VET Partner Meeting Anthony F. Camilleri EFQUEL Innovation Forum – 04.09.2012www.efquel.org
  2. 2. Where do they fit?• We have already covered strategic and pedagogical levels• We do not have the mandate to realistically propose national standardsStatus of these guidelines:• Suggested pre-requisites for well functioning national framework based on experiencewww.efquel.org
  3. 3. Objectives of National QASystem• Mainstream quality culture throughout all institutions• Guarantee minimum standards across the VET-community (quality control)• Providing for transparency and recognition of qualificationswww.efquel.org
  4. 4. Objectives of National QASystemQuality system must function while:• Maintaining institutional autonomy• Not hampering innovation• Not disrupting operationswww.efquel.org
  5. 5. Specific Features of ICT-enabledVET-Provision• More international• Poorly recognised• More distance provision then in ‚traditional‘ courseswww.efquel.org
  6. 6. Sources of QA Criteria• European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance (ENQA, EUA, ESU, EURASHE)• EQAVET (EC)• REVIVE-VET Framework of Guidelineswww.efquel.org
  7. 7. Sources of QA-Inspiration• European Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance (ENQA, EUA, ESU, EURASHE)• EQAVET (EC)• REVIVE-VET Framework of Guidelineswww.efquel.org
  8. 8. ESGs• Used for institutional, programme and external QA agency criteria in most countries in Europe• Does not set out procedures, but basic principles of QA – as such, many of the principles transferable to VETwww.efquel.org
  9. 9. EQAVETwww.efquel.org
  10. 10. Areas Requiring Coverage• Governance & Jursidiction• Types of Award• Quality Control Procedures• Indicatorswww.efquel.org
  11. 11. GovernanceMain issues:• set clear definition of VET providers• governance must be of entirety of institutions‘ activities• independence and accountability of governance of instititutions• stakeholder involvement in leadership and governancewww.efquel.org
  12. 12. Jurisdiction National Suggestion to Cover all permutations Provision International Provisionwww.efquel.org
  13. 13. Why? No real centralised European QA structure,www.efquel.org especially in VET
  14. 14. Award-TypeAwards must be for: FULL EQUIVALENCE• ideally mode should be indistinguishable• suggest total-ban on pseudo- equivalencewww.efquel.org
  15. 15. Quality ControlElements:• Transparency of review procedures• Logistical Issues• Realistic tools for Quality improvementswww.efquel.org
  16. 16. Quality Control - Transparency• Full publication of all procedures• Publication of quality reports• Enhanced with: – Blacklists or whitelists – Centralised verification of certificationswww.efquel.org
  17. 17. Quality Control – Logistical• Composition of Review Team• Elements of Review, Criteria to be Used• Specific Powers and Composition of Awarding Body (stakeholders, independence)• Appeal Procedurewww.efquel.org
  18. 18. Quality Control – Tools• intermediate certifcation apart from certified/not-certified allows for continued improvement• Procedure for ‚emergency‘ review in extreme circumstances• Link to funding, especially development fundingwww.efquel.org
  19. 19. IndicatorsEQAVET Recommendation suggests selection of:1. Relevance of quality assurance systems for VET providers2. Investment in training of teachers and trainers3. Participation rate in VET programmes4. Completion rate in VET programmes5. Placement rate in VET programmes6. Utilisation of acquired skills at the workplace7. Unemployment rate8. Prevalence of vulnerable groups9. Mechanisms to identify training needs in the labour market10. Schemes used to promote better access to VETwww.efquel.org
  20. 20. Thank-You for your attention Questions? anthony@camilleri.com http://www.slideshare.net/anthonycamilleri anthony@camilleri.com You must attribute the work in theReleased under a Creative Commons Under the following conditions: Attribution —Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 Belgium License manner specified by the author or licensor (butYou are free: not in any way that suggests that they endorseto Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the you or your use of the work). work Share Alike — If you alter, transform, or buildto Remix — to adapt the work upon this work, you may distribute the resulting www.efquel.org work only under the same or similar license to this one.

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