On the last september, 19th, an event was organized by AFEC EUROPE, with the cooperation of Marie-Christine Dirringer, Président of the Jobs Challenge P.I.G and Ile de France Regional Councillor, and with the representatives of professional sectors.
This event aimed to present the assessment of the ECVET experiment led with 4 other European training institutions on Hotel Receptionnist and Seller in tourism products.
A communication was made during the European colloquium organized by the FFP on November, 16th to the European Parliament.
ECVET for « European Credit System for Vocational Educational and Training » or « Système européen d’apprentissage pour l’enseignement et la formation professionnels » in french aims to facilitate, within the mobility framework, the European recognition of qualifications.
It’s a frame conceived for the vocational training in order to describe diplomas in terms of units. Each unit is constituted by knowledge, capacities and skills. After obtaining the units, these become credits which can be accumulated in order to obtain a professional certification.
The European Authorities recommend to the members states « to create the necessary conditions and to adopt the measures, if necessary, so that ECVET can be gradually applied to the professional certifications of any level and used for the purposes of the transfer, the recognition and the accumulation of the experiences of the learnings realized individually in formal frames and, where necessary, in not formal and informal frames.
AFEC Europe with 4 partners : Formazione 80 in Italy, Centers Europeu de Linguas in Portugal, IHK in Germany and Foyle International in Northern Ireland, translates concretely this orientation by leading an experiment called « VET towards ECVET » financed by the ERASMUS+ Agency.
We targeted 2 diplomas which correspond to a level 4 of the European Frame of Certifications ; Hotel Receptionist and Seller in tourism zones, and we worked together to make landmarks, structure methods and build tools.
13 persons in training, unemployed and with a low level of qualification benefited from a 45-days professional training course in one of our partner countries. Their period abroad was certified by ECVET units defined in advance by all the partners.
By clicking these links, you’ll have access to the methodological documents on which we worked. It is about intellectual productions created during the project. Each one acted as stage to end in the fifth one which is the methodological guide for the application of the ECVET principles in a certified mobility in the tourism sectors.