Training centres and competent institutions dealing with mobility of Master craftsperson trainees and skilled people who wish to acquire this qualification.
Method to allocate points The SME MASTER Plus partnership has decided to choose a percentage approach instead of using the 60 points per year as a common convention for the partnership. Using this approach it is feasible for experts to decide the relative weight of units.: The whole master craftsperson qualification represents 100 ECVET points (= 100%). ECVET points are then allocated to units (on the basis of 100 %) and will give the percentage / relative weight of a unit in relation to the whole qualification.ECVET points will be allocated individually by each project partner.How ECVET points will be used in the partnershipThe use and usefulness of ECVET points is still being discussed.ECVET points will only serve as a very superficial orientation about the whole qualification (additional information to enhance transparency). They have no meaning in the validation and recognition of learning outcomes: they have no meaning in credit transfer (yet) in the countries because none of the countries participating in SME MASTER Plus operates with points in the national system.
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)The SME MASTER Plus partnership has established and discussed a MoU draft template. The MoU should contain objectives and scope of the partnership, agreement on mutual trust, procedures of assessment, validation and recognition of learning outcomes. Not yet clear who has to sign the MoU in the partner countries.Learning AgreementA template for learning agreement and for a personal transcript is being developed (probably one document).
Project Promoter:Zentralverband des Deutschen Handwerks (ZDH), GermanyPartners:Assemblée Permanente des Chambres des Métiers (APCM), FranceInstitut für Bildungsforschung der Wirtschaft (ibw), AustriaMesterbrevneminda, NorwayObrtno- podjetniška zbornica Slovenije, SloveniaFédération Nationale de la Coiffure Française, France
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