ECVET: WHO IS IT FOR?

Here we are, back again with our ECVET appointment. Let’s see who should include ECVET in their Erasmus+ Project. ECVET, as the name indicates, is supposed to be a...

Here we are, back again with our ECVET appointment.

Let’s see who should include ECVET in their Erasmus+ Project.

ECVET, as the name indicates, is supposed to be a procedure used only for Vocational School. The idea behind is simple: for such kind of schools with this address, to have a work experience during their studies is compulsory: which means that the work experience (abroad or not) is automatically recognized by that school, because it’s considered a part of the whole school process.

For other kind of school, where maybe the mobility includes a work placement, but this is not expected to be achieved during the school pathway, it has no sense to add such kind of complex procedure.

Nevertheless, ECVET itself adds a strong value to the experience because it underlines what beneficiaries have really learned during their stay.
If we also consider that ECVET can be tailormade to our convenience we can find a useful compromise in order to incorporate it, no matter which is the school address.

For example: if the beneficiary of an Erasmus+ is studying foreign languages in a college, some of the LO included in the school program will be linked with the use of the foreign language (as English, or French). So if the LO are selected in order to be focused on the use of the language, ECVET could get sense and it would be worth putting it in place. Or again, if LO are focused on soft skills it would worth as well to put it in place. In any case ECVET will add extra value on the student’s curriculum and school’s prestige.

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With a Master Degree in Labour Studies and now working through a CIPD qualification in HR & LD, she is the Training Director of Training Vision, Portsmouth.
Sociable, communicative and interested in travelling and training on mobility, since 2012 Federica has started studying and implementing ECVET procedure. Today Federica is the responsible person for the ECVET implementation for ETN and the author of “Let’s Certify”, a dedicate space where you can get ECVET’S tricks and tips.

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