The "TAD" project offers a VET course for learners wishing to work as external consultants or employees in the tourism sector. The course provides foundational knowledge on the subject of Accessible Tourism, introducing EU policies, concepts, principles and methods for improving tourism environments and services to cater for visitors with specific access requirements. The course content is curated by ENAT, the European Network for Accessible Tourism, and is delivered with a blend of e-Learning and Classroom/Workshop activities.
On successful completion of this specialised course (nominally 80 hours, including classroom instruction, supervision and training exercises in tourism businesses), the trainee will obtain the TAD Certificate.
Background and objectives
The TAD project aimed to contribute to making Europe a truly accessible tourist destination for all visitors by training professionals in the tourism and hospitality sector through a work-based learning approach, looking at the issue from a new point of view.
The TAD consortium has prepared, tested and introduced the professional profile of an Ability Advisor whose mission and acquired knowledge and skills will help Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the tourism field to develop their business and improve their services to the accessible tourism market.
To enhance access to training and qualifications for all, the project outputs are now released as Open Educational Resources (OERs) and will be widely disseminated among VET providers and other stakeholders, both at local, national and European levels.
VET instructors and tourism professionals are welcome to use the OERs to help develop their own training in this important and growing area of tourism. Please contact the project Coordinator or ENAT for further information.
Mrs. Vaida Sinkevičienė, Panevėžys Labour Market Training Centre, Lithuania
Post: J. Basanaviciaus g. 23A, Panevėžys, LT-36205 Lithuania
Via the ENAT Website Contact Page
Project Identifier: Project no. 2017-1-LT01-KA202-035218 Project Title: TAD – The Ability Advisor: Improving the tourism for all market by VET Funding scheme: ERASMUS+ Programme Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices. Project implementation period: From 01/9/2017 to 31/12/2019.
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