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ERIC Number: EJ1021648
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1359-6748
Developing a European Practitioner Qualification: The TRAVORS2 Project
Lester, Stan
Research in Post-Compulsory Education, v18 n3 p297-308 2013
The TRAVORS projects, supported by the European Union's Lifelong Learning Programme, ran between 2008 and 2012. Their object was to develop training programmes for disability employment practitioners across nine countries based on proven approaches both to vocational rehabilitation and to skills training. The second of the two projects aimed to trial and establish a European practitioner qualification, pitched at Level 5 of the European Qualifications Framework and emphasising skills-based training and workplace assessment. While the trials proved successful, they highlighted a generally poor level of understanding of assessment and certification based on workplace proficiency. The project resulted in a common "curriculum", a detailed qualification specification and a strengthened set of processes to guide implementation in different countries. However, the qualification can be considered a work-in-progress and wider uptake--sufficient to support sustainable central governance--needs to be achieved if a genuinely international certificate is to emerge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Austria; Czech Republic; Estonia; Greece; Lithuania; Slovenia; Spain; Turkey; United Kingdom
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