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1 Study on the implementation and development of an ECVET system for apprenticeship Thomas Reglin Gabriele Fietz Forschungsinstitut Betriebliche Bildung (f-bb) ggmbh Nuremberg Isabelle Le Mouillour BIBB, Bonn

2 ECVET reflector Core Team Finland Austria Greece United Kingdom Germany France The Netherlands 2006 f-bb BIBB 2

3 The ECVET reflector project is an analysis of the relationship between the ECVET and the national systems of VET with respect to the appraisal, validation and certification processes for skills gained through apprenticeship and the accumulation, capitalisation and transfer processes for skills gained through apprenticeship f-bb BIBB 3

4 Project objectives analysing the ECVET readiness of the national VET systems making qualified proposals as regards the design of the ECVET catering for adaptability of the ECVET throughout Europe advising actors in the field of VET operating in the various countries how to devise measures and instruments suitable supporting the successful implementation of the ECVET contributing to enhanced mobility of apprentices (adolescents and adults) during vocational education and training 2006 f-bb BIBB 4

5 Expert interviews: a cascading system Project leaders 7 core team members National experts (33 countries) Quality assurance 160 expert interviews in 5 spheres 2006 f-bb BIBB 5

6 Core Team Team Leaders: Thomas Reglin Isabelle Le Mouillour f-bb ggmbh BIBB (Federal institute of Vocational Training) Area Team Leaders: DE: Gabriele Fietz f-bb ggmbh Dr. Georg Hanf BIBB AT: Arthur Schneeberger IBW Institut für Bildungsforschung der Wirtschaft EL: Loukas Zahilas OEEK Ministry of National Education FI: Kari Nyyssölä National Board of Education FR: Richard Maniak Ministère Francais de l Education nationale NL: Jan Tonneman CINOP Centre for Innovation of Education and Training UK: Tom Leney Qualifications and Curriculum Authority 2006 f-bb BIBB 6

7 Team structure: Area Team Leaders Team 1: DE Team 2: AT Team 3: FI Team 4: FR Team 5: EL Team 6: NL Team 7: UK 2006 f-bb BIBB 7

8 Overview of the team structure Project Leaders BIBB f-bb Core-Team Project Leaders Team Leaders Legal Expert Other Experts National experts 2006 f-bb BIBB 8

9 Action plan, main steps 2005 DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG 2006 SEP OCT NOV Main Elements of the Project Plan Meetings with European Commission Core Team Meetings EVCET reflector Coordination Meetings with ECVET connexion Research Activities Public Relations Activities 2006 f-bb BIBB 9

10 Action plan: Meeting with Eurpean Commission 2005 DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG 2006 SEP OCT NOV 1 Initial Report Interim Report 27 Steering Com EC 17 Steering Com EC 30 Steering Com EC 29 Steering Com EC 10 Steering Com EC 9/10 Initial Meeting EC & EAC 64 Contact Coordination Final Conference / Final Seminar Final Report Closing Meeting EAC f-bb BIBB 10

11 Action plan: Team Meetings 2005 DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG 2006 SEP OCT NOV 16/17 Core Team Workshop 15/16 Core Team Workshop Closing Meeting Core Team 31 Coord Meet ECVET Connexion 10/11 Coord Meet ECVET Connexion 2006 f-bb BIBB 11

12 Action plan: Research Activities 2005 DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG 2006 SEP OCT NOV Initial Report Writing: 1/31 Interim Report Writing 6/6 Final Report Writing Data Collection & Analysis Instrument Legal Expertise ECVET and Vocational Education Law in Europe List of 160 Interview Partners Collection of Sources, Version 1 Documented Interviews with European Experts in VET Collection of Sources, Version 2 Exploitation of Experts Reports of all 33 Countries involved 2006 f-bb BIBB 12

13 Action plan: Public Relations Activities 2005 DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG 2006 SEP OCT NOV Continuous PR Brochure Website Launching Presentation 2006 f-bb BIBB 13

14 Cooperation ECVET reflector ECVET connexion regularly co-ordination meetings; common conference communication via mutual participation (link-persons, experts) exchange of documents and instruments common use of resources discussion of results 2006 f-bb BIBB 14

15 Project objectives (reminder) analysing the ECVET readiness of the national VET systems making qualified proposals as regards the design of the ECVET catering for adaptability of the ECVET throughout Europe advising actors in the field of VET operating in the various countries how to devise measures and instruments suitable supporting the successful implementation of the ECVET contributing to enhanced mobility of apprentices (adolescents and adults) during vocational education and training 2006 f-bb BIBB 15

16 1 Research design: steps and methods Description: present state of vocational qualification evaluation, validation, certification, credit accumulation and transfer Desk research In-depth-interviews 2 Analysis: transfer conditions Stakeholder analysis Typology construction 3 Recommendations 4 Instruments EU National Politicians Business enterprises Institutions Training providers 2006 f-bb BIBB 16

17 Identification and analysis of key documents Acts on vocational education and training Legislative provisions relating to permeability Key documents providing statistical data on vocational training Examination regulations, examination procedures Relevant passages of official documents regarding educational reform projects Contributions to national reform debates Documents on the implementation of theme-related innovation projects NQF and related documents Certificates issued by the key certification bodies of the VET systems 2006 f-bb BIBB 17

18 In-depth interviews with key players Structured expert interviews with representatives from the spheres of Sphere I: Sphere II: VET policies, authorities, bodies responsible for certification, etc. Training providers, vocational schools, trade and technical schools Sphere III: Chambers of commerce, professional associations, business enterprises (incl. SMEs) Sphere IV: Trade unions, apprentices representatives Sphere V: Bodies responsible for the recognition of certificates obtained abroad, national Europass centres 2006 f-bb BIBB 18

19 In-depth interviews with key players Appraisal, examination, assessment Certification processes for skills gained through apprenticeships Recognition Transfer Accumulation, capitalisation Possible introduction of credit point systems The lifelong learning perspective The European dimension to accumulation and/or transfer 2006 f-bb BIBB 19

20 Appraisal of learning outcomes via examination and assessment procedures 1 Design exam. procedures Take exam. Who? Qualification standards How? Methods Appraisal Learning process APPRAISAL Workplace / school-based Interpretation value Results? ECVET? Marks / balance 2006 f-bb BIBB 20

21 Certification processes for skills gained through apprenticeships 2 Delivery Design Who? Qualification standards Forms Methods Appraisal Learning process CERTIFICATION Workplace / school-based Interpretation value Processes ECVET? Marks / balance 2006 f-bb BIBB 21

22 Stakeholder Analysis Stakeholder II St.h. VI Stakeholder IV St.h. VII ECVET St.h. V Stakeholder I x Legend St.h. y Degree of involvement 1 to x degree of influence 2006 f-bb BIBB 22

23 Stakeholders analysis Identification of the relevant stakeholders (appraisal, certification, accumulation, transfer in relation to ECVET) Assessment of the stakeholders involvement Assessment of the stakeholders potential to influence the ECVET implementation Degree of involvement Degree of influence A B C D 2006 f-bb BIBB 23

24 Stakeholder Analysis A B C D E F G defines/ develops uses prepares use of promotes approves doesn t use refuses methods of certification based on detailed description of knowledge, skills and competences acquired certifications including the outcomes of informal learning certification or documentation of medium sized VET units certifications based on execution and documentation of learning projects / learning tasks existing European mobility instruments (Europass, ECTS) procedures of accumulation and capitalisation for skills gained through VET and informal learning procedures catering for permeability between VET and other subsystems of the educational system 2006 f-bb BIBB 24

25 Typology building Step 1 Definition of property space Step 2 Analysis of regularities Cluster homogeneity Step 3 Type construction Step 5 Recommendations Instruments Step 4 Type Characterisation 2006 f-bb BIBB 25

26 ECVET reflector information campaign Information material about ECVET and the ECVET reflector project Closing conference Publishing project results Web portal f-bb BIBB 26

27 Information material about ECVET and the ECVET reflector project Short Description (1 2 pages) Short narrative description ( Mr X, 1 2 pages) ECVET Questions and Answers Source: European Credit System for VET (ECVET). Technical Specification 2006 f-bb BIBB 27

28 Information about ECVET 2006 f-bb BIBB 28

29 Website 2006 f-bb BIBB 29

30 Protected area 2006 f-bb BIBB 30

31 Central List of Interviewees 2006 f-bb BIBB 31

32 Central List of Sources 2006 f-bb BIBB 32

33 Thank you for your attention! Gabriele Fietz Thomas Reglin Forschungsinstitut Betriebliche Bildung (f-bb) ggmbh Obere Turnstraße 8 D Nuremberg Germany Isabelle Le Mouillour Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB) Robert-Schuman-Platz 3 D Bonn Germany 2006 f-bb BIBB 33

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