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Croatian QF workshop

 

This page provides information and links for selected projects.

 

 

 

Projects with links and resources

 

ComProCom (Communicating Professional Competence) is an Erasmus+ strategic partnership project starting in September 2015 that Stan Lester has developed with VFA/EETAA in Athens and partners from Poland, Germany, Ireland and Austria.It aims to develop improved ways of describing competence for higher-level occupations.

► ComProCom page

► Previous Lifelong Learning projects:CertiMenTu (2012-14) and TRAVORS 2 (2010-12).

 

Higher vocational education and training in Europe.Stan is working with the Bundesinstitut fŁr 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).

► Project report (England section is pp. 44-75).(The link is to the full report, 14Mb).

Family Mediation Council.Stan Lester has worked with the FMC to review and revise the professionís qualifying and self-regulatory processes, and is supporting the new Family Mediation Standards Board in the initial phase of its work.

► 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   

 

The Institute of Conservationís qualifications.Accredited Conservator-Restorer is a professionally qualified status, with associated assessment and continuing development processes, introduced in 2000 and now owned by the Institute of Conservation (Icon);the Conservation Technician Qualification is a level 3 qualification run by employers under the supervision of Icon.Stan Lester worked with Icon and its predecessors to develop the standards and processes associated with the qualifications, support implementation, and review progress and impact.

► Icon qualifications page  

 

Professionally qualified status for conservators in Israel.This project started with a UNESCO-sponsored conference and workshop in 2010, resulting in a framework and action plan for introducing a qualified status and associated assessment processes.

► Report on introducing a certification process (pdf from external site)

 

Work-based learning at university level.Stan has been involved in the development of the 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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