Project management & governance mechanizm

F.4. Quality control and Monitoring

Please explain what mechanisms have been put in place for ensuring the quality of the project and how the evaluation will be carried out. Please define the specific quality measures established, as well as the benchmarks and indicators foreseen to verify the outcome of the action. Make sure that the information in this section is consistent with the project Logical Framework Matrix (limit 3000 characters).

The RKECVET consortium – a transnational partnership with 10 key partners in the area of education – HE & VET – connecting 3 European Member States and 2 Partner Countries – has committed to provide outcomes of high quality and has put into place a multi-level Quality Assurance Control mechanism dedicated to continued monitoring and evaluating of the produced activities and results.

ECVET PROCESS QUALITY ASSURANCE MECHANISM:

Quality assurance is an integral part for the successful implementation of the ECVET framework, and therefore it constitutes a separate and distinct step in the ECVET planning and implementation process which will be activated from the onset of the project. A built-in ECVET Quality Assurance Process will be an integral part of the ECVET Master Guide (WP2) which will be introduced by the activity leaders and reviewed by the project’s SC and TC. UNIC & MCAST have expertise in developing QA systems specifically for the VET sector, and are experts in the implementation of the European Quality Assurance Reference Framework for VET (EQAVET/EQARF).

The ECVET Quality Assurance Process and framework will be introduced by UNIC & MCAST and commonly agreed by the SC and TC during the kick-off meeting (M2) while it will be updated in the 2nd progress meeting (M8). Each VET provider will be required to fully adhere to the ECVET Quality Assurance Process in order to ensure the validity of the project results and report to the SC and TC on the results. The project’s TC (comprising of highly expert VET Teachers/Trainers & HE experts) will be responsible for evaluating and monitoring the ECVET Quality Assurance process and implementation at the VET provider level and reporting to the Steering Committee (every six-months) on the results.

PROJECT QUALITY ASSURANCE MECHANISM:

An internal quality control procedure for the quality evaluation of outcomes and deliverables is the focus of a separate work packages activity WP6 – and the methodology is explained in detailed in the respective description. As indicated in the LFM – a mixture of quantitative and qualitative indicators is  associated with each project deliverable/output. These indicators will be further expanded and analysed by the SC and TC from the onset of the project. A detailed Quality Assurance & Evaluation plan will be then drafted detailing the evaluation process. The SC & TC members will serve as the Quality Review Mechanism (QRM) responsible for reviewing and evaluating project results and providing partner feedback on an on-going basis.

EVALUATION OF THE ECVET CURRICULA & ASSESSMENT & VALIDATION PROCESS FOR CREDIT TRANSFER:

The ECVET converted curricula as well as the Assessment and Validation Process for Credit Transfer will be evaluated by the primary target groups at the pilot delivery phase through questionnaires during WP5. Evaluation data will be gathered and interpreted. Feedback from all pilot units will be consolidated and analyzed – results will be taken into account for appropriate amendment/adjustments to the ECVET Training Manual (WP2).