About the project

ECVET-Trainer. Proposals for the gradual application of ECVET model in the four key productive sectors of the EU
Organismo Autónomo Programas Educativos Europeos
Project number: 2012-1-ES1-LEO05-48017
Project period: 01.10.2012 - 30.09.2014
Project contractor & Coordinator: Federación Estatal de Trabajadores de la Enseñanza de UGT (FETE-UGT)

Summary description of the project

The European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET), establishes a common methodological framework to facilitate the transfer of learning credits from one qualification system to another, and promotes transnational mobility and access to lifelong learning for learners and workers. The contribution of VET teachers and trainers (hereafter VET trainers) to the European policies of Lifelong learning is widely known, as well as their acknowledgement as key stakeholders for the goals of the ET2020 and for the implementation of ECVET model and other European instruments, based on a learning outcomes approach.
Nevertheless, the main obstacle for an effective contribution of trainers to the implementation of ECVET model is their lack of knowledge of the European instruments and the ignorance of the vital importance of the shift to learning outcomes approach in all the programmes of the lifelong learning policies.
The ECVET-Trainer project proposes incorporating the results of Food-fit project (File:147627-LLP-1-2008-1-ES-KA1-EQF-2008-4524) in order to facilitate the understanding of the ECVET model by VET trainers and centres in the four key productive sectors of the EU (agriculture, industry, construction and services, see NACE codes below), taking into account the EQF levels 1 to 4 and the needs of improving the transparency of qualifications and mobility of workers in the labour market, through transfer, recognition and accumulation of individuals' learning outcomes achieved by workers in formal, non-formal and informal contexts.
The following organizations are involved in the project: Social partner for VET sector: FETE-UGT (Spain), VET Center: IFES (Spain), MPS-Aquitaine (France), University: CERES (Italy); EUPROMA (Germany), Noema-CMI Oy (Finland); technological partner: STPKC (Sweden).
Project work packages: 

WP1. Management
WP2. Analysis
WP3. Best Practices
WP4. Trg Material Dev.
WP5. Pilot Course
WP6. Quality Plan
WP7. Dissemination