Study on EU VET instruments (EQAVET and ECVET)
Council Recommendations on two instruments, the European Quality Assurance Reference Framework for Vocational Education and Training (EQAVET) and the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) were adopted in 2009. This study examines the influence EQAVET and ECVET have had on VET policy developments at national and European level, as well as their relationship with other EU instruments, and considers if and how the instruments can build on what has been achieved so far and maximise their future impact. Future arrangements for ECVET and EQAVET are proposed to address... some of the barriers experienced to their implementation, weaknesses in their approach, and equip them to achieve renewed ambitions for VET policy in the EU as well as the outcomes they were originally expected to achieve. The study mentions the options which are assessed most positively: for ECVET to incorporate the ECVET principles within a wider VET strategy framework and to integrate the ECVET Memorandum of Understanding and Learning Agreement into Europass while making their use mandatory for Erasmus+ beneficiaries of VET mobility actions; for EQAVET to implement peer reviews of country developments which are also possibly embedded in a wider VET strategy framework.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (European Commission) Themes: Vocational training, Education policy
- Subject: cooperation in the field of education, education policy, EU programme, teaching curriculum, teaching quality, vocational training