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Comparing qualifications

ICARE The Vocational Qualifications Description in Relation to the ECVET Framework
Project Name/Author: ICARE
Date Posted: 09 April 2013
Description: This document describes the path followed by the ICARE project for the development of the competence matrices. Matrices have been elaborated starting from three elements: 1. Analysis of existing methodological approaches 2. Analysis of Italian background 3. Matrices improvement with partners

ICARE Identification of Qualifications Relating to Personal Care and Social Work in Partner Countries
Project Name/Author: ICARE
Date Posted: 09 April 2013
Description: This report is the first result of the ICARE project activities and it is aimed at serving as a descriptive basis to be used as a common reference framework in subsequent project stages. It presents: the rationale and objectives of the project, including a brief description of the seven vocational qualifications included in the qualification subsystem of Social Services and Personal Care of the Regional Framework for Professional Profiles (QRSP) of the Lombardy Region, which are the basis of the experimentation; An analysis the contexts and challenges to the development of ECVET in project partner countries; An analysis of national qualification systems in project partner countries and the methodology applied by partners in order to identify similar or equivalent profiles; A complete description of each professional profile according to the different national VET systems.

SME Master Plus overview of Master Craftsperson qualifications
Project Name/Author: SME Master Plus
Date Posted: 27 November 2012
Description: This document is an overview on the Master Craftsperson qualifications in Austria, France, Germany, Norway and Slovenia. It provides the following information: - the title, level of education and legal basis of Master Craftsperson Qualification - the competent institutions and/or awarding bodies the examination - the training schemes and training providers - the qualifications in which Master Craftsperson Qualification can be achieved

OPIR Descripition of the qualifications and units concerned by the project OPIR
Project Name/Author: OPIR
Date Posted: 27 January 2012
Description: This document contains the compilation of: - qualification descriptions that the project OPIR worked with - comparison of these qualifications across the partner countries - elaborated units of learning outcomes; - assessment grids

NETWORK - Grid to compare qualifications in a transnational context
Project Name/Author: NETWORK
Date Posted: 27 January 2012
Description: This document presents the NETWORK porject methodology to compare qualifications using learning outcomes between different countries. It presents the completed grid for comparing qualifications using learning outcomes of qualifications for receptionist.

BE-TWIN Methodological Guide
Project Name/Author: BE-TWIN
Date Posted: 29 August 2011
Description: The Be-TWIN project has developed a methodological guide that facilitates mutual recognition of credit between vocational education and training (using the ECVET principles) and higher education (using ECTS). The Guide first discusses the methodological differences between the two instruments and then proposes a method for comparing ECVET and ECTS by matching learning outcomes and learning activities.

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.