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29 | 03 | 2020
Recognition of vocational competences

The recognition and transfer of learning outcomes is another essential issue in the project ESyCQ.

Following the German Vocational Training Act, in Germany a profession is seen and evaluated as an overall decision-making competence of a qualification. So far, the law does not foresee an accumulation/transfer of training units to the overall qualification. A final qualification is only issued if the person has passed a final exam. We do not intend to change this with this project but we would like to make everyone aware of the specific characteristic which is important for the German context.

In this project, we would like to see which are the issues between ECVET and the national framework conditions. Based on that, we would like to give recommendations for the use and practical relevance of ECVET for the German education and training system.

In the sense of Section 7 of the German Vocational Training Act (“Recognition of previously completed trainings to the current period of training”), the project is researching the practical application of this Section in Brandenburg. We also want to elaborate a respective recommendation, considering also the regulations in other German Federal States, e.g. the “Saxonian regulation on the German Vocational Training Act".

Section 7 Recognition of previously completed trainings to the current period of training

(1) The Federal governments may decide via any form of legal regulation that the attendance of a training course at vocational training institutions or a vocational training which was done at another institution may be recognised partially or fully, thus reducing the current period of training. The authorisation may be transferred to the highest federal state authorities by legal regulation.

(2) For the recognition according to paragraph 1, a common application filed by the trainee and the training institution is required. The application must be submitted to the competent authority. It may refer to parts of the highest possible period of recognition.

The project wants to test the CEMES method and the CEMES platform regarding its relevance for ECVET and the national framework conditions – in the context of assessment and recognition. The project will generate rules of procedure for the evaluation, which comprise the use of the CEMES method and the CEMES platform in order to render evaluation and assessment processes more objective. Moreover, the use and the possible application of these assessment procedures in the sense of Section 7 of the German Vocational Training Act will be highlighted.



ECVET pilot projects - Final conference in Brussel

The partnership has met for the sixth transnational meeting on 5 and 06.02.2014 in Leipzig. At the public workshop participated numerous executive of the Chamber of Commerce.

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