For VET Systems
The EU Quality Assurance is vocational education and training is a tool based on the 2009 Recommendation of the European Parliament and Council. The Recommendation invites Member States to use a series of indicative descriptors and indicators to support and develop their VET systems. The tool provides guidance on how to develop a quality assurance systems and contains examples of different approaches used by Member States.
For VET providers
The EQAVET Quality Assurance reference framework for vocational education and training is based on the 2009 Recommendation of the European Parliament and Council. Currently VET providers are using many different approaches to quality assurance. Some of these are in line with existing national or international quality assurance systems. Others have been designed to meet the VET provider's own circumstances. EQAVET is an approach to quality assurance or a reference framework for VET which has been agreed by Member States. The Quality Assurance National Reference Points across Europe play an important role in supporting the implementation of the EQAVET reference framework.
EQAVET offers VET providers a straight forward way to monitor and improve the quality of their provision. It is based on the four stage cycle of planning, implementation, evaluation and review which is at the heart of many other quality assurance approaches. This web resource provides guidance on how to develop a quality assurance approach and contains examples of different approaches used by VET providers.