During the QA HiVETnet project several outputs have been/will be produced:
- National reports on quality assurance mechanisms for VET qualifications (EQF-levels 5 to 7) in the skilled crafts sector
On the basis of a common template (developed at the beginning of the project) five national reports on the quality assurance systems in place for qualifications on EQF-levels 5 to 7 were compiled. These reports formed the basis for the cross-national comparison carried out during the second partner meeting in Berlin. The results of this comparison were considered in the QA guidelines.
Belgium_QA report_general contactor
France_QA report_professional master
Germany_QA report_master craftsperson
- ‘European Guidelines on Quality Assurance in Higher VET’
These guidelines have been produced on the basis of the national QA reports and on the cross-national comparison. They have been tested in several events in order to get feedback for their improvement and make them known among relevant stakeholders. The guidelines cover a definition of higher VET, the twelve quality features the partnership defined for higher VET qualifications, information on peer reviews for the implementation and improvement of QA mechanisms, as well as the ‘Declaration of Interest’ organisations will have to fill in to join the QA network. The guidelines will be available in English and in the languages of the project partners.
Draft version of the ‘European Guidelines’_DE_01.05.2017
Draft version of the ‘European Guidelines’_EN_01.05.2017
- ‘European Network on Quality Assurance in Higher VET’
The QA network should guarantee the sustainability and further development of the QA guidelines and foster – in the long run – the development of a ‘Higher VET Area’, in which the guidelines are used. Institutions must declare their interest to cooperate in this network by filling in a respective document. This declaration covers the principles of cooperation as well as the expertise each network partner can bring into the network.
Declaration of Interest