Promoting the Efficiency of VET Learner Mobilities in health and social care professions by implementing ECVET

The proposed project aims at promoting student mobilities and by doing so supporting young European citizens to increase their intercultural and linguistic competences as well as their access to the European labour market. The project will facilitate the multilateral recognition of learning outcomes (acquired during a mobility period) between the participating institutions by implementing ECVET instruments. It will focus on health and social care professions due to the high need of qualified labour in this field, especially in Western Europe.

Project activities:
1. Analysis of relevant VET training courses:
a. Labour market analysis in health and social care professions and definition of labour market needs.
b. Analysis of the structure and contents of VET in health and social care in the participating countries.
2. Assurance of recognition of learning outcomes between participating institutions:
a. Develop transparent description of the relevant learning outcomes according to the ECVET standards.
b. Define and agree on training methods for acquiring learning outcomes.
c. Define and agree on assessment methods and on documentation of learning outcomes.
3. Definition of common processes for mobility implementation and development customised templates for sustainable cooperation.
4. Formulating findings in a guideline for mobility implementation.
5. Testing project results by implementing learner mobilities.

Planned Intellectual Outputs

1. Units of Learning Outcomes for mobilities, described according to ECVET principles.
The project will develop a set of Units of learning outcomes which are suitable for VET learner mobility implementation. Particular attentionwill be given both to labour market requirements and to the existing training courses at the participating institutions in health and social care professions. An analysis thereof will enable the project partners to define which Units of Learning outcomes can be acquired with a remarkable added value at which partner organization (e.g. special expertise in one health care discipline of one country). Each partner will then be responsible to describe at least two Units of Learning Outcomes which can be acquired at his / her institution by VET learners from abroad during a mobility project. The description of these learning outcomes will be done according to the principles of ECVET. They will be described in terms of knowledge, skills and competences.
2. Quality Guideline for mobility projects in health and social care professions.
The project partners will develop a guideline for the implementation of VET learner mobilities in health and social care professions and will pay special attention to quality assurance processes which will guarantee the validation and recognition of acquired learning outcomes at the home institutions. The guideline will focus on special requirements of mobilities in health and social care professions. The guideline will cover all steps for successfully implementing learner mobilities:

  • Preparation of mobility projects – concluding partner agreements (Memoranda of Understanding) and Learning Agreements;
  • Implementing mobility projects – assuring high quality training,assessment and documentation of learning outcomes, successfully organise the organisational framework;
  • Follow-up of mobility projects – validating and recognising learning outcomes at the home institution;
  • Review of processes for future mobility projects.

Training Activities
For testing purposes, the project will include three mobility groups. Three partner institutions will act as sending partners, three as hosting partners. Suggested pairing is:

Sending Country Hosting Country
Oss, The Netherlands Dresden, Germany
Erdemli, Turkey Klaipeda, Lithuania
Skarzysko-Kamienna, Poland Bergamo, Italy

Group size for each mobility ca. 10 learners. Duration 2 weeks. To be implemented as BLENDED MOBILITY, which means that we will have to implement preparatory and follow-up activities with online tools (e.g. virtual classroom).

Multiplier Events
One multiplier event per country at the end of the project period for dissemination (local/regional network). Envisaged number of participants per country: 20. 


1st care4mobility Newsletter

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3rd care4mobility Newsletter

4th care4mobility Newsletter

Final product:

Quality Guideline for Mobility Projects in Health and Social Care Professions

Templates to Guidelines

ProgramErasmus+ KA2 Strategic PartnershipProject Nr.2015-1-DE02-KA202-002483Duration1st September 2015 - 31st August 2017CoordinatorWBS Training AG (Germany)PartnersEducation, Research & Consultancy Center (Lithuania); Et Labora - Societa Cooperative Sociale (Italy); Centrum Ksztalcenia Pracownikow Sluzb Spolecznych (Poland); ROC de Leijgraaf (The Netherlands); Erdemli Kanuni Mesleki ve Teknik Anadolu Lisesi (Turkey).Results

1. Descriptions of Units of Learning Outcomes according to ECVET principles.

2. Quality Guidline for mobility projects in health and social care professions.