The AEROVET project builds on the outcomes of the AERONET pilot project which looked at qualifications and work tasks in four partner countries in the aeronautic sector. As part of the pilot project, an inventory of ‘typical professional tasks’ common to the work of all aircraft construction professional across Europe was identified. Combining the work processes in different plants, the project partners found a set of very clear ‘work steps’ which are repeated in workplaces in almost all plants.The aim of AEROVET project is to develop units of learning outcomes based on an inventory of Typical Professional Tasks (TPTs) to cover the profession of aircraft maintenance staff too. Qualifications in the aeronautics sector are characterised by:
The target group for this project is trainees within Airbus. The idea is to send French apprentices to Germany (and German apprentices to France) and compare their achievements with those apprentices who did not take part in mobility.
The German projects AEROVET, CREDCHEM and SME Master Plus held their final conference on 16 January 2012 in Berlin. A joint publication (together with the VaLOGReg project) has been distributed (currently only available in in German language).
At this stage of the project the added value of allocating points has not been clearly identified. The main technical obstacle is to allocate “ECVET-points” to units with nation-wide relevance.Why? The British example: The NVQ-units do have points in terms of their absolute weight. Regarding the fragmented British systems, these units can be combined to dozens of qualifications. It is quite obvious that the relative weight differs.The German example: Respecting the fact that many small and specialised enterprises are qualifying young people, the educational system is based on minimum standards. It would be very hard / impossible for specialised enterprises. to fulfil the requirements of regular standards (in terms of relative weight)Considering that this element of ECVET should be tested too, the project developed the following interim proposal:- The ECVET points are not part of the unit but of the learning agreement.This arrangement could solve the challenges sketched above.
The template for Learning Agreement proposed by the project is the one designed by SME Master +. It was felt that there is no need to design a new one as it is perfectly suitable. The project will use standard document from the recommendation. Transcript of record could be included with the Learning agreements.
Project Promoter:Universität Bremen, Germany Partners:Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung, GermanyCentre d’études et de recherches sur les qualifications, FranceQualifications and Curriculum Authority, United Kingdom The QCA was renamed and moved to Coventry, now: Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency (QCDA), 53-55 Butts Road, Earlsdon Park, Coventry CV1 3BH.Universitat Rovira i virgili, SpainUniversity of Warwick, United Kingdom
This website provides information about and discussions on issues of relevance to AEROVET. It does also contain details of the previous AERONET project, a pilot project also funded under the European Leonardo programme, as this helps explain the background to the current project. In particular documents, findings and further information about the project and the training practice in EADS / Airbus plants can be found.