Work packages

WP1. State of Affairs in VET– The Partner Country Framework for ECVET implementation

Work Package Aims

This activity is the base for the successful transfer and adaptation of the ECVET tool to the specific national context in Russia and Uzbekistan. The aims of the activity are as follows:

  • to describe the current national VET context (VET framework, NQF, professional qualifications, qualification recognition, legal framework etc.) in the two Partner Countries (Russia and Uzbekistan);
  • to map the national VET context in relation to the European Framework for ECVET implementation (with emphasis on the consortium Programme Countries) in order to allow for a comparable approach – a prerequisite for the implementation of ECVET tool at transnational level.

Description of Core Tasks

(1) Research methodological guidelines (M2).

(2) National Partner Country Reports (M4).

(3) Synthesis Report – The Partner Country & European Framework for ECVET implementation (M6).

Lead Organisation – LIEPU

WP2. Transfer and Adaptation of the ECVET Technical Specifications to the Partner Countries

Work Package Aims:

This WP focuses on the transfer and adaptation of the ECVET tool to the national context in the two Partner Countries. The specific aims include:

(1)   the initial transfer of the ECVET technical framework to the consortium partners and TC;

(2)   the development of a Master Guide for the practical implementation of ECVET within the project context;

(3)   the development of the RUECVET e-Training Guide for VET facilitators in Russia and Uzbekistan.

This WP activity will run horizontally throughout project duration – and it will be continuously enhanced based on the results of all other development & activities (WP3, WP4, WP5).

Description of Core Tasks:

(1)    Development of the ECVET Master Guide (M1-M6). Responsibility: UNIC(P1) & MCAST(P2). (EN)

(2)    3-day ECVET Transfer Workshop for the SC & TC during kick-off meeting in Russia. (M2). Responsibility: UNIC(P1) & MCAST(P2). (EN)

(3)    RUECVET e-Training Guide (M32). (EN, RU) RSVPU(P4) & NukSPI(P9)

(4)    RUECVET Policy Recommendation Report (M32-M36). (EN, RU). Responsibility: TSU(P5) & NCCT(P7) & KSPI (P11) -M36

Lead Organisation UNIC (P1) & MCAST (P2)

WP3 Learning Outcomes Curriculum Mapping

Work Package Aims. The mapping of the VET qualifications/courses in terms of leaning outcomes is the cornerstone of the ECVET conversion process. The aim of this activity is twofold:

  • to define the VET qualifications/courses expected learning outcomes according to the stakeholders input and evaluation;
  • to make the VET programmes transparent and comparable both at national and transnational level.

Description of Core Tasks.

(1)    3- day Learning Outcomes – Curriculum Mapping Workshop following the 2nd SCM in Kokand/Uzbekistan(M8). Responsibility: NSPI(P10) & KSPI(P11) & UNIC (P1) & MCAST (P2)

(2)    VET Qualifications/Learning Outcomes Grid –comparison exercise (M16). Responsibility: VSU(P6) & NukSPI(P11).

Due date M6 – M16

Lead Organisation VSU(P6) & NukSPI(P11)

WP 4. Converting VET Qualifications/courses into the ECVET system

Work Package Aims. The aim of this Activity is to convert the identified 24 VET qualifications/courses – 15 in Russia and 9 in Uzbekistan (3 each provider/selected units only) – to the ECVET system. Each VET Provider will be responsible for converting their own programmes based on a common template (Master Guide).

Description of Core Tasks:

(1)   Conversion of 24 VET Qualifications/courses into the ECVET system (M20). Responsibility: RSVPU (P4), TSU(P5), VSU (P6), NCCT(P7), MIIGAik(P8),  NukSPI(P9), NSPI(P10)  in collaboration with KSPI(P11).

M14 – M20

Lead Organisation TSU(P5) & NukSPI(P9)

WP 5. Delivery of the Converted Qualifications/courses and Testing of the Personal Transcript Documentation of the Credit Transfer Process

Work Package Aims. The aim of this Activity is threefold:

(1) pilot delivery of the ECVET curricula within each VET provider level and receive evaluation feedback from key stakeholders/target groups;

(2) to test the process of credit transfer on commonly agreed pre-selected units at national level; and

(3) to develop a commonly agreed framework/approach for credit transfer.

Description of Core Tasks:

(1)   Pilot delivery of 24 ECVET Qualifications/courses (selected units) in the 2 Partners Countries (M21-M32); Responsibility: RSVPU (P4), TSU(P5), VSU (P6), NCCT(P7), MIIGAik(P8),  NukSPI(P9), NSPI(P10) , KSPI(P11).

(2)   National testing of credit transfer at Partner Country level (M21-M32); Responsibility: RSVPU (P4), TSU(P5), NCCT(P7),    NSPI(P10)  , KSPI(P11).

(3)   ECVET Evaluation Process & Recommendations (M21-M32); Responsibility: RSVPU (P4), TSU(P5), NCCT(P7),  NSPI(P10), KSPI(P11).

(4)   Finalization of the commonly agreed process for validation and credit transfer both at national and transnational level. (M21-M32); Responsibility: UNIC(P1), MCAST(P2), UNIZA(P3), RSVPU (P4), TSU(P5), VSU (P6), NCCT(P7), MIIGAik(P8),  NukSPI(P9), NSPI(P10) , KSPI(P11).

M21 -M32

Lead Organisation RSVPU (P4) & KSPI(P11)

WP 6. National ECVET Training Centers & Training

Description. Work Package Aims:

The aim of this Activity is threefold:

(1)   Establishment of 4 ECVET National Training Centres – 2 in Russia and 2 in Uzbekistan. Each centre will offer a dedicated and fully equipped professional training space for delivering ECVET workshops under the instruction of trained instructors who have participated in the RUECVET project. The training centres will organize and promote ECVET info sessions/training seminars/workshops and in general serve as ECVET/ECTS labs. Information about the operations of the ECVET training centres will be published on the project’s website. (M12)

(2)   Establishment of a network of national RUECVET National Contact Representatives & ECVET experts – total 30 from Partner Countries – to be featured on the project website with the aim of promoting project results as follows. (M24)

(3)   Delivery of RUECVET Training Workshops – A total of four (4) RUECVET Training Workshops will be held in each National ECVET Training Centers (2 in Russia and 2 in Uzbekistan) in order to disseminate and exploit the project products and results while promoting the national network of ECVET National Contact Points for further support. (M26-M36)

M1-M36

Lead Organisation RSVPU (P4) & KSPI(P11)

WP 7. Quality Assurance and Evaluation

Work Package Aims:

The aim of this WP is to ensure that the project processes and outcomes will match the expected quality standards and indicators. More specifically this WP aims to:

(1) establish a quality assurance mechanism and agreed quality indicators/specifications;

(2) to measure project progress throughout the entire time-line identifying any areas of further improvement for maximizing the effectiveness of the project results; and

(3) eventually to evaluate the overall quality and impact of the project both internally and externally (by an external evaluator/auditor).

Description of Core Tasks:

(1)   Quality Assurance Plan – Quality Requirements/Specifications for each major deliverable. (M1-M36). Responsibility: SC & TC under the coordination of MIIGAiK(P8) & NukSPI(P10).

(2)   Evaluation Tools & Procedures –according to work programme plan. (M1-M36).Responsibility: MIIGAiK/P8 & NukSPI(P10).

(3)   Synthesis Evaluation Report – for each major deliverable with precise recommendations for improvement according to specifications (M1-M36). Responsibility: MIIGAiK(P8) & NukSPI(P10)in collaboration with EC and TC.

(4)   External Evaluation/Audit – Interim Report (M18) and Final Report (M1-M36).  Responsibility: External Contractor.

M1 – M36

Lead Organisation. MIIGAiK(P8)  & NukSPI(P10)

WP 8. RUECVET Dissemination and Exploitation Campaign

Aims of the Work Package: This activity is broken down into 2 distinct but highly related and inter-linked activities, with the following aims:

  1. Dissemination and ECVET Awareness Campaign:

the implementation of a targeted dissemination activity in order to create visibility and strengthen the impact of the project and its outcomes on a Partner Country and European level;

to raise awareness regarding the ECVET benefits for VET, the industry and labour force, and society in general – targeting HE, VET providers, Industry Stakeholders and Policy Makers

  1. Exploitation and Sustainability Plan
  • the exploitation and transferability of project results to otter HE/VET providers across the Partner Countries with the overall aim of transferring and adopting the ECVET system on a national level in the two Partner Countries.

Methodology Description:

A highly targeted Dissemination & Exploitation Action Plan will be prepared from the onset while the Exploitation Plan will undergo further adaptations during the project progress. Generally speaking the exploitation and sustainability plan will move to centre stage in the last 12 months of the project duration when project results are ready.

The responsibility for actual targeted dissemination and awareness raising on the Partner Country level will lie with the all the national partners. In addition the Programme Countries (Cyprus, Malta, Latvia) will have the responsibility for dissemination at national level and in Europe in general –through EU forums such as EfVET, PROVET, ECVET Team etc. The key involvement and on-going consultation of the core partners with national stakeholders (WP3) will be utilized accordingly. Special emphasis will be paid on creating the necessary project links with other relevant national and EU initiatives (ECVET Team, ECVET National Experts etc.)

The exploitation activities will culminate in the development of 4 ECVET National Training Centres – 2 in Russia (RSVPU/P4, TSU/P5) and 2 in Uzbekistan (NukSPI/P9, KSPI/P11). Each center will offer a dedicated and fully equipped professional training space for delivering ECVET Training workshops under the instruction of trained instructors who have participated in the RUECVET project. Information about the operation of the ECVET training centers will be published on the project’s website. These training centers will be the National ECVET Contact Points for ECVET information after the end of the project.

Special efforts will be done by RSVPU (P4) by disseminating project results and engaging members and of Russian Association for VET in workshops and other project activities.

Description of Core Tasks:

(1)   Development of a Dissemination & Exploitation Action Plan (M4) & Updated Exploitation Plan (M24); Responsibility: RSVPU (P4) & KSPI(P11).

(2)   Compilation of a target group & stakeholders database with identified target groups at national and European level which will be updated throughout project duration. (M4). Responsibility: All partners.

(3)   The design of the project logo, leaflet & website (available in EN & RU) to maximise project identity; (M6); Responsibility: RSVPU (P4) & KSPI(P11).

(4)   Six Press Releases/Announcements (every six months):

  • RSVPU (P4) & KSPI(P11)
  • UNIC(P1) & MCAST(P2) & UNIZA(P3)
  • VSU(P6) & NSPI (P10)
  • TSU(P5) & NCCT(P8) & NukSPI (P10)
  • RSVPU(P4)& MIIGAiK(P8) & NSPI(P10)
  • RSVPU (P4) & KSPI(P11)

(5)   Networking & Exploitation at Partner Level and European Level; (M1- M36). Responsibility: All partners.

(6)   ECVET National Training Centres & National ECVET Contact Representatives; (M24). Responsibility: RSVPU (P4), TSU(P5), NukSPI(P9), KSPI(P11).

(7)   RUECVET Training Workshops – 4 in each Partner Country (M32-M36). Responsibility: RSVPU (P4), MIIGAiK(P8), MRSU(P6), NukSPI(P9), KSPI(P11).

(8)   Develop and agree on a Sustainability Plan beyond the project’s life between consortium partners (M36);

Lead Organisation RSVPU (P4) & KSPI(P11)

WP 9. Project Management

Work Package Aims:

This WP aims to facilitate and support the effective collaboration between all consortium partners in order to ensure that the project’s work programme is implemented effectively and efficiently. Activities will include project planning, budgeting, coordination, implementation, monitoring, control of the planned activities and reporting to EC as indicated by the specific Programme rules.

Description of Core Tasks. On-going project coordination & monitoring: coordinating and monitoring the overall project progress and implementation in order to ensure that all project outcomes are produced according to the approved work plan and budget (M1-M36); Responsibility: UNIC (P1)

Drafting of Partner Agreements: detailing the role and responsibilities of each partner, including financial and management rules and regulations (M2); Responsibility: UNIC (P1)

Development of Project Management System (PMS): comprehensive Project Management System (PMS) which will consist of a project management administration and financial guide, templates and standardized procedures. (M2); Responsibility: UNIC (P1)

Development of on-line project management space using free software (Dropbox). (M2); Responsibility: UNIC (P1)

Coordinating six (6) Transnational Project Meetings to be hosted by six different partners. (M1-M36); Responsibility: UNIC (P1).

Reporting to EC (Interim & Final Report). (M18, M36). Responsibility: UNIC (P1).

M1 – M36

Lead Organisation UNIC (P1)