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Pathway from EQAVET to NQAVET (NQAVET)

Project number: 538730-LLP-1-2013-1-SE-LEONARDO-LMP

The Institute of Distance Education of TSU takes part in the European research project "Pathway from EQAVET to NQAVET (NQAVET)" which is a logical continuation of the project "Expanding the quality 'spirit' of VET (Q &VET)" and has been funded with support from the European Commission.

The project addresses one of the major problems regarding elaborated Quality models and methodologies for VET within the framework of LLP-program, namely the difficulty to broaden and make the results national. In most cases the elaborated quality model or approach is confined in a limited number of providers (the project partnership organizations) or at the best case at regional level. Very seldom they find their way to a national level in order to be disseminated and used by a wide range of providers in the countries of project partners. Considering that some of these projects are nominated as best practice by European Union network for Quality Assurance in Lifelong Learning with a Focus on Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education QALLL network, they still miss to get approval at national level in EU-countries. According to QALLL here are about 39 projects which are recommended as good practices. Looking at all the other 39 projects, the majority of these projects experiences find it difficult to be mainstreamed because of lack of inclusion of national authorities and thereby the needed legitimacy.

Project realization terms

2013 2016

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Project objectives

The goal of the project is to increase transparency in European VET by enhancing development of National Quality Guidelines/recommendations and approaches for VET (NQAVET) for provider level based on EQAVET.

The aims of the project are to:

  1. Develop national guidelines/recommendations regarding Quality in VET based on EQAVET in 4 pilot EU countries by national and regional authorities by

- adapting and/or developing an approach to the EQAVET Recommendation which is fit for purpose and tailored to national needs and requirements, promoting the development of a culture of quality improvement

- elaborating adequate operational measures to implement the EQAVET recommendation and developing national Quality Assurance Frameworks (NQAF) for VET

  1. Elaborate recommendation for VET authorities (national/regional) in other member states based on experiences from above pilots for supporting them in their effort for development of their own national Quality guidelines/recommendation for VET based on EQAVET.

Project workpackages

WP1

Project management

1.1 Project management manual

1.2 Partners contracts

1.3 Partnership Meetings

1.4 Regulatory Reporting

WP2

Study on present usage of QA indicators in the national context by, national/regional VET-authorities, stakeholders and VET providers in partner countries

2.1 Development of interview Questionnaire

2.2 Interview of decision makers and VET agencies, VET-providers and stakeholders

2.3 Analysis of Data and summarizing reports

WP3

Feedback seminar for Main VET stakeholders( Decision makers, VET national/regional agencies, VET-providers

3.1 Development of seminar content

3.2 Marketing Materials for workshop

3.3 Organisation of Seminars/workshop for VET-providers

3.4 Analysis and Evaluation of Seminar

WP4

Development of national/regional guidelines/recommendations (NQAFVET) based on EQAVET

4.1 Template for:

1. guidelines/recommendations (NQAVET) based on EQAVET

2. practical manual /recommendation for VET-authorities in other countries regarding work procedures to achieve NQAF based on EQAVET with Lesson learned (barriers and possible solutions)

4.2 Development of draft guidelines

4.3 Testing of the draft version of the guidelines/recommendation (NQAVET based on EQAVET)

4.4 Finalising NQAVET based on EQAVET

4.5 Finalising practical manual /recommendation for VET-authorities in other member state regarding work procedures to achieve NQAF based on EQAVET (barriers and possible solutions)

WP5

Dissemination and Valorisation

5.1 Project Website

5.2 Bi-annual E-newsletter

5.3 Local/National Dissemination

5.4 European Dissemination

5.5 THE PATH FROM EQAVET to NQAVETCD-ROM

5.6 Final Conference

5.7 Academic Journal Submission

WP6

Quality Assurance

6.1 Quality agreement

6.2 Internal Evaluation

6.3 External Evaluation

Project participants

Educational organizations from Sweden, the Netherlands, Italy, Turkey and Malta are participating in the project. Russia is represented by two participants: Pastukhov State Academy of Industrial Management from Yaroslavl and Tomsk State University. The project is coordinated by Folkuniversitetet (Uppsala, Sweden).

Project expectations

The project is the transition from the European to the national VET. It is associated with the development of a framework based on the European concept of professional qualifications and methods of forming cross-border system of certification of professional qualifications.

The results of the project are:

  1. Development of national guidelines/recommendations regarding Quality in VET based on EQAVET in 4 pilot EU countries by national and regional authorities by

- adapting and/or developing an approach to the EQAVET Recommendation which is fit for purpose and tailored to national needs and requirements, promoting the development of a culture of quality improvement

- elaborating adequate operational measures to implement the EQAVET recommendation and developing national Quality Assurance Frameworks (NQAF) for VET

  1. Elaboration of recommendation for VET authorities (national/regional) in other member states based on experiences from above pilots for supporting them in their effort for development of their own national Quality guidelines/recommendation for VET based on EQAVET.

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