Quality assurance frameworks and standards used in VET

Natassa Discussion started by Natassa 5 years ago
What is the dominant QA framework or standards used in European countries?
In Greece, most private VET centres base their quality management system on ISO 9001, as it is the most widely known and accepted. What about other countries?
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Randolph
Randolph The German VET system is too complex to cover all areas in one post. However, let's start with continuing training. Compared to other European systems, the German system of continuing vocational training is characterized by its market led approach to provision. The consequence is that there is a confusing multiplicity of institutions and offers for continuing education. The reasons for this plurality are the result of both historical and educational planning causes.

In keeping with the principle of pluralism, the structure of providers in continuing educational vocational training is extremely heterogeneous. For example continuing vocational training is offered by employers/ companies, private institutions, chambers (“Kammern”), professional associations, academies, polytechnics, technical schools, vocational schools, adult evening centres, the employers' association, occupation co-operatives, labour unions, church institutions and correspondence schools. The literature on the...
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