Germany - Developing effective training in the workplace for small companies

The participation rate of SME (small and medium sized enterprises) staff in advanced training and the acquisition of qualifications has been below average for years. There are many reasons for this e.g. SMEs often cannot afford for staff to attend external seminars, and training which is offered by VET institutions and other organisations is often very distant from real everyday business. Soufflearning, a Leonardo da Vinci funded project aims to respond to SMEs by tailoring training to meet the needs of staff. The approach is one where trainers or coaches come into the company or organisation and jointly develop a training concept that is customised to meet the needs of the company. A coach accompanies an individual member of staff as they undertake their day-to-day work and provides feedback on effectiveness and quality. This coaching model focuses on supporting SME staff to learn to improve through work-based learning – not by attending courses.

This initial VET case study focuses on continuing VET.

This case study demonstrates the following Building Blocks:



This case study shows the following EQAVET indicators are being met:

This case study shows the following EQAVET indicative descriptors (at provider level) are being met:

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Wissenschaftsladen Bonn
Nor­bert Stein­haus
Reuterstr. 157
53113 Bonn, Germany

[email protected]

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