The objective of this deliverable is to identify the current situation of the countries participating in the consortium as far as EQF and ECVET is concerned. This analysis answers to questions such as:
- Have the countries in the consortium implemented their national qualification frameworks? Have they referenced them to EQF? What are the challenges countries face as far as NQF differences are concerned? How about the sector of office administrators?
- What is the situation of the countries as far as ECVET is concerned? Are the countries committed to the implementation of ECVET? Did they start the implementation? Are there any projects running? What types of methodologies are countries using?
- Is validation for formal, non-formal and informal learning taking place in the country?
- What is the situation with VET institutes? Do they know what EQF is? Do they design training programmes in accordance with EQF?
- How about learners? Do they know the European models? Do they search for training programmes of specific levels?
At the policy level EUPA_NEXT aims to create a European Certification for Administration Personnel. Credits are being assigned to learning outcomes and specific methodologies will be used to do that. The experience of the countries in ECVET is useful because applying methodologies that have not worked within those countries will probably affect the validity of EUPA_NEXT certification in that country. Additionally, EUPA_NEXT uses the sector of administration personnel as a case study. The methodology is transferable to other sectors.
At the sectoral level, learners that are aware of the two European models may appreciate the EUPA_NEXT certification more.