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Projects

 

Lusa

Croatian QF workshop

 

This page provides information and links for selected projects.

 

 

 

Projects with links and resources

 

Architects Registration Board.  Stan is working as an external expert on the review of the criteria and procedures that are used for approving courses in architecture and admitting ‘non-standard’ entrants to the register of architects. 

                ► ARB Review page (external site).   

 

Higher vocational education and training in Europe.  Stan Lester worked from 2014 to 2017 with the Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB), the German federal institute for vocational education and training, on a project on higher VET in six European countries (England, France, Norway, Austria, Poland and Ireland). 

                ► H-VET page.   

 

ComProCom (Communicating Professional Competence) was an Erasmus+ strategic partnership project that Stan Lester developed with VFA/EETAA in Athens and partners from Poland, Germany, Ireland and Austria.  It ran from 2015 to 2017, and developed a model of describing competence as practice that reflects the needs of higher-level occupations. 

                ► ComProCom page.

 

Family Mediation Council.  Stan Lester has worked with the FMC to review and revise the profession’s qualifying and self-regulatory processes, and to support establishment of the Family Mediation Standards Board. 

                ► FMC standards and self-regulation page.  

 

Research into professional qualifying processes.  In 2012 Stan Lester completed a study into professional competence standards and frameworks in the UK.  He has also carried out two studies in partnership with the Professional Associations Research Network (PARN), one concerning routes to initial qualified status and the other about further designations such as fellowships.  Publications from these projects can be found using the link below.

                ► Professions research page.   

 

Training for vocational rehabilitation practitioners.  Stan was a partner in the Leonardo project TRAVORS2, which developed a training programme and certificate for vocational rehabilitation practitioners.  The project involved partners in the UK, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Lithuania and Turkey.   

                ► TRAVORS2 page.

 

Heritage conservation as a profession.  Stan Lester worked with the Institute of Conservation (Icon) and its predecessors to introduce professional and technician qualifications and to help develop conservation as a profession. 

                ► Icon qualifications page.  

               

Work-based learning at university level.  Stan was involved in the development of the former Ufi-Learndirect Learning through Work system, as well as with work-based learning developments at Middlesex University and in theorising and researching work-based learning at doctoral level.   

                ► Work-based learning page.

 

 

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