The school of the future is beyond the walls of your school and beyond the boarder that surround your country when it comes to developing competencies and acquiring a given vocational education and training qualification.
Mobility of citizens – workers and students – in Europe is increasing and has been encouraged by several European initiatives, such as, the initiative 'Youth on the move', a Europe 2020 initiative, which aims to improve results of education systems and to facilitate the entry of young people in the labour market, in particular through programmes of study, learning and training, financed by the European Union, as well as platforms designed to help young people to find employment in the Union.
In this way, the number of I-VET learners who take up the challenge of participating in a European mobility programme during their academic training is also increasing.
At the European level, namely for the education authorities in each country and the schools themselves, the challenge is the transparent validation and recognition of learning outcomes and qualifications acquired abroad.
The European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET), established by a Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council on June 18, 2009, is a common methodological framework that facilitates the accumulation and transfer of credits allocated to learning outcomes from one qualification system to another. Its objective is to promote transnational mobility and access to lifelong learning.
This training course will provide you with knowledge and competencies on how to put into practice the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training – ECVET – as well as with practical methodologies and tools previously tested in a project and considered by the Portuguese National Agency as a good practice.