Eqavet New IdEQAVET+ Indicative Descriptors (Review)

EQAVET's Network work on Complementing EQAVET:

Since the introduction of the EQAVET Recommendation there has been an increasing emphasis on the importance of work-based learning; learning outcomes; pedagogy which focuses on meeting the needs of individual learners; and the opportunity for learners to demonstrate their achievement through a wider range of learning contexts including the recognition of achievement through non-formal and informal learning.

Between 2015 and 2017, the EQAVET Network reflected on the need to be more explicit about the importance of these aspects of training/learning; and suggested an EQAVET+ approach that complements the EQAVET Recommendation and help Member States to further strengthen their quality assurance approaches in line with EQAVET.

EQAVET+ indicative descriptors

The Network's work on EQAVET+ adds information on the Annex I of the EQAVET Recommendation, i.e. related to the indicative descriptors. The additions comment on how to apply each stage of the quality assurance cycle to these aspects of training/learning. In some cases, the addition simply add further information to the existing EQAVET indicative descriptors; in others, new indicative descriptors are offered. To ensure clarity between the Recommendation and the complementary text from the EQAVET Network, all the additions are written in red and highlighted.

EQAVET+ indicative descriptor for the Review phase:

  • Learners’ feedback is gathered on their individual learning experience and on the learning and teaching environment. Together with teachers’, trainers' and all other relevant stakeholders’ feedback this is used to inform further actions

  • Procedures on feedback and review are part of a strategic learning process in the organisation, support the development of high quality provision, and improve opportunities for learners

Learners’ feedback is gathered on their individual learning experience and on the learning and teaching environment. Together with teachers’, trainers'  and all other relevant stakeholders’ feedback this is used to inform further actions

If you would like to see how other Member States have addressed this issue, you can review the case studies:

Member States who focus on this EQAVET+ indicative descriptor are more likely to make progress on the following EQAVET indicator(s):

Procedures on feedback and review are part of a strategic learning process in the organisation, support the development of high quality provision, and improve opportunities for learners

If you would like to see how other Member States have addressed this issue, you can review the case studies:

Member States who focus on this EQAVET+ indicative descriptor are more likely to make progress on the following EQAVET indicator(s):

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