The New Way to higher education. vocational education. training. higher education.
This project’s concept has arisen as a result of the lack of transferability between HE and VET systems, even though, to match the existing European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), the European Parliament and the Council have called for the establishment of a European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training. The existing European Credit Transfer System, ECTS for the higher education sector, is a tool that helps to design, describe and deliver programmes of study as well as award higher education qualifications.
- To achieve compatibility between the basis of ECVET and ECTS credit accumulation and transfer systems, at the theory, attribution and arithmetic levels, so that credits may readily be transferred between the two;
- To establish trust between different systems of education and training concerning quality and content based on learning outcome descriptions;
- To ensure that VET and HE organizations embrace the results achieved and foster transformation of educational approaches, mobility of students and workers as well as the creation of individual pathways towards European Qualifications;
By making higher education comparable across Europe, the current European Credit Transfer System makes teaching and learning in higher education more transparent and facilitates the recognition of all studies. It aids curriculum design and quality assurance and allows for the transfer of learning experiences between different institutions, greater student mobility and more flexible routes to gain degrees.
It is this goal that is set for the ECVET in vocational training with a further challenge of alignment between two of (ECTs and ECVET) organized in structured units addressing Competence, Skills and Knowledge (the vectors of the EQF- European Qualification Framework).