Introduction

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Management Culture   Approached reflect the providers circumstances   Culture of self-assessment   Support staff training   Use data and feedback to improve VET   Involvemenrt of stakeholders
 

The Working Groups have identified and agreed that National Reference Points could encourage VET providers to use one or more of six Building Blocks to develop their approach to quality assurance. National Reference Points are likely to find that this approach is more useful for those VET providers that are still developing their approach. Those with more established quality assurance systems may find the Building Blocks a useful check which supports their improvement. The Building Blocks can be used by all VET providers including those that offer apprenticeships, company-based training, continuing and initial VET.

1. Ensure there is a management culture which is committed to quality assurance

Central to providers’ implementation is a culture which supports and values quality assurance.

2. Develop approaches which reflect the provider’s circumstances 

The EQAVET Recommendation covers all aspects of VET provision. VET can be supported by building on existing quality assurance arrangements.

3. Develop a culture of self-assessment

A culture which encourages reflection and self-assessment will lead to improved quality of provision.

4.Support staff training in relation to quality assurance

VET is dependent on the knowledge, skills and competences of staff. VET can be enhanced if staff have an increased awareness of quality assurance.

5. Use data and feedback to improve VET

VET has to both meet employers’ and learners’ needs. Key to any quality assurance system is the way data on performance is systematically collected and used by VET providers  to modify and improve provision.

6. Ensure VET is based on the involvement of external and internal stakeholders

VET is based on effective partnerships. These exist between government, social partners and national stakeholders; employers and VET providers; and learners and society. They create the foundation stone of the VET system which gives it strength, relevance and acceptability.

The building blocks and their relationship to the four stages of the quality assurance cycle:

 

 

Plan

Implement

Evaluate and

assess

Review and

revise

1. Ensure there is a management culture which is committed to quality assurance

2. Develop approaches which reflect the provider’s circumstances       

 

 

3. Develop a culture of self assessment

 

 

4. Support staff training in relation to quality assurance

 

 

5. Use data and feedback to improve VET

 

 

6. Ensure VET is based on the involvement of external and internal stakeholders

 

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