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Project Final Report

Final Project Report COLOR
Project Name/Author: COLOR
Date Posted: 27 March 2014
Description: The report presents the four main results of the project: 1) Developed and successfully tested Units; 2) An expanded partnership with two new associate partners, including the national umbrella organisation in the construction sector (social partners); 3) A stable network of competent Authorities and key stakeholders in the framework of a dedicated ECVET Memorandum of Understanding (2013-15); 4) A substantive peer learning and capacity-building process with respect to the application of ECVET mechanisms.

VET-CCS Final report
Project Name/Author: VET-CCS project
Date Posted: 27 March 2014
Description: The report describes the approach and main outputs of the project, which include: A total of 30 VET qualifications/courses converted into ECVET stemming from a piloting exercise of the ECVET conversion system; a National template for qualifications description to ultimately be used also as the template for the accreditation of courses; and a manual for VET institutions intended to be used at a national level.

ICARE Final Report
Project Name/Author: ICARE
Date Posted: 27 March 2014
Description: The report describes how the I CARE project facilitated the recognition of competences gained in other contexts (countries, institutions or systems) and learning settings (formal, non-formal, or informal) for personal care and social workers mobile across Europe through the development of a recognition model based on ECVET principles and technical specifications.

CPU-Europe Final report
Project Name/Author: CPU-Europe
Date Posted: 27 March 2014
Description: The report describes how the project added to the comprehensive VET-reform in BE-fr which is implemented in accordance with ECVET principles.

Final Project Report MEN-ECVET
Project Name/Author: MEN-ECVET
Date Posted: 27 March 2014
Description: The report describes describes the background to the project and its approach and outlines three main principles that came out of the project: (1)Proposals for the structure and writing of vocational diplomas, (2) Proposals relating to points, that is determining the relative weights of units in relation to the qualification as a whole, and (3)Proposals for assessment carried out abroad for the purposes of certification.

2get1care Final report
Project Name/Author: 2get1care
Date Posted: 27 March 2014
Description: The final report presents the main results of the project: (1)adapted training curricula for four health care professions (occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, physiotherapy and geriatric care) to ECVET principles;(2) development of a common core curriculum, based on learning outcomes, to be integrated as sub-modules in all four curricula; (3)development of a training course, based on ECVET principles as well, to prepare teachers/trainers for their work with this new approach based on learning outcomes and interprofessional education and training.

Final Project Report EASY Metal
Project Name/Author: EASYMetal
Date Posted: 21 March 2014
Description: EASY Metal points out to action required to achieve improvements regarding transition from the pre-vocational to the vocational system. It also illustrates the complexity of reform efforts in vocational education. The variety of actors, including those from the private sector, and their commitment - a strength of the German dual system - makes it necessary to include a wide variety of institutions and organizations. EASYMetal implemented the ECVET specifications in a manner that is consistent with the national laws in vocational training. For example, no Memorandum of Understanding was developed because no systemic connectivity exists. Instead, a recognition system was implemented.

ECVET-Conversion Manual
Project Name/Author: VET-CCS
Date Posted: 09 April 2013
Description: In the VET-CCS project, Malta has developed and tested an ECVET conversion system for 30 VET qualifications/courses (both full VET qualifications as well as short VET courses/awards part of CVET at different NQF levels). As an outcome of the testing and development, the 'ECVET Conversion Manual' provides background knowledge, guidelines and information which any VET provider in Malta can use to support the conversion of their courses to the ECVET system.

SME Master Plus Final Report
Project Name/Author: SME Master Plus
Date Posted: 14 September 2012
Description: After three years of cooperation, the SME Master plus project developed a ECVET toolbox, covering the main instruments and principles of the ECVET recommendation including: Learning outcome matrices for the master craftsperson qualifications in bakery, hairdressing, joinery / cabinetmaking and floristry,a Memorandum of Understanding, to implement institutional mobility, partnerships between competent institutions, templates for Learning Agreement and Personal Transcript, for individual mobility projects,and a checklist for each step of the mobility process.

AEROVET Final Report
Project Name/Author: AEROVET
Date Posted: 14 September 2012
Description: The AEROVET project has piloted the elements of the ECVET technical specifications in the context of transnational mobility using the example of technical occupations in the aeronautics sector in France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom.

CREDCHEM Final Report
Project Name/Author: CREDCHEM
Date Posted: 14 September 2012
Description: The CREDCHEM project has developed and tested units of learning outcomes for students' mobility in the sector of the chemical industry; and has set up a network of European training providers. The final report (in German language) describes the projects' approach and outcomes.

Recomfor Final Report
Project Name/Author: RECOMFOR
Date Posted: 04 June 2012
Description: The RECOMFOR project has build up a partnership that includes most of the stakeholders of vocational education and training systems in 10 countries, for the certification “assistant in international trade”. The main objective of the project was to develop within the network members a space for mobility for students, during their training pathway, using the ECVET principles and tools. A new network has been created called NETINVET that currently comprises more than 40 VET-institutions.

VaLOGReg Final Report
Project Name/Author: VaLOGReg
Date Posted: 04 June 2012
Description: The goal of the VaLOGReg project was to determine how the specifications of ECVET could create conditions for this mutual trust among the partners and institutions working in different learning contexts in respecting as well the legal context and by the way the subsidiarity principle as well as the cultural background of each system. By basing themselves on the comparison of curricula (training profile) and the technical specifications of ECVET without units, the partners of the project have developed an approach that is both general and transferable to other trades and professions in order to build the mutual trust that is required to recognise learning outcomes acquired in another region.

ASSET Final Report
Project Name/Author: ECVET ASSET
Date Posted: 04 June 2012
Description: The ECVET ASSET Project tested the implementation of ECVET in the automotive industry. The final report presents results and conclusions of three years work and extensive testing with numerous students, schools and teachers involved.

Network Final Report
Project Name/Author: NETWORK
Date Posted: 04 June 2012
Description: N.E.T.WORK is an ECVET pilot project selected through the 2008 call for proposals “Projects to test and develop the credit system for vocational education and training ECVET)”; its users are public and private training operators and the beneficiaries of vocational training pathways and/or eventual mobility projects, in the sector of tourism and hospitality management with a particular focus on the reception area in hotel and alternative lodging structures.

BE-TWIN Final Report
Project Name/Author: BE-TWIN
Date Posted: 04 June 2012
Description: The ECTS (European Credit and Accumulation System) has become one of the main pillars of the Bologna process towards a common European Higher Education Area. More recently, ECVET (European Credit for Vocational Education and Training) has been designed as a response to the specifications of vocational education and training (VET). A central issue is to define the connections between these two instruments. The Be-TWIN project aimed at tackling this issue by testing a common implementation of both credit systems to improve learners’ and workers’ horizontal and vertical mobility and foster a common approach to education and training in Europe and the realisation of a European area for lifelong learning, thus linking the benefits of both systems and enhancing mutual understanding.

ECVET as a vehicle for better mobility? Moving from recommendation to practice
Project Name/Author: AEROVET/CREDCHEM/SME Master Plus/VaLOGReg
Date Posted: 15 February 2012
Description: The publication sums up the results and recommendations of four ECVET pilot projects with German leadership and/or participation (AEROVET/CREDCHEM/SME Master Plus/VaLOGReg).

CAPE-SV Methodological guide
Project Name/Author: CAPE-SV
Date Posted: 27 January 2012
Description: This guide describes the methodology developed by the project CAPE-SV to describe learning outcomes, to assess their transferability as well as for their validation and recognition. A section is dedicated to the use of ECVET points. It also dicsusses the specificities of qualifications and professions in the sector of performance arts.

OPIR Final Report
Project Name/Author: OPIR
Date Posted: 08 July 2011
Description: This is the final report on the outcomes of the OPIR project, running from March 2009 to February 2011 with seven European partners, coordinated by the French Community in Belgium. At its core, OPIR aimed at an increase of transparency of certifications by revealing the common elements of those qualifications. These common elements are “learning units” on which the mobility of those learning should depend on. To experiment with the validity of the model developed within the frame of the project, the partners organised mobility periods for trainees in two different trades (hairdresser and “automatician”, short for automated manufacturing systems technician). The report contains a description of the metholdologies implemented, the outcomes of the project and the lessons learnt.

M.O.T.O Model - Model of Transferability of Learning Outcome units among different ECVET systems
Project Name/Author: M.O.T.O. Project Partnership
Date Posted: 17 March 2011
Description: This publication represents the final result of the two year project. After an introduction to the aims, activities and products of the project, the M.O.T.O. Model, a proposal for realising ECVET for geographic mobility and in particular for work placement abroad, is presented. It describes the experiences from the testing phase, with a focus on the tools developed and the conditions for their application.