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OVERVIEW

The European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) is a framework for the transfer and recognition of learning outcomes across VET learning environments. It allows learners to accumulate their vocational experience with a view to achieving a qualification. In Ireland, ECVET can be used to integrate the learning achieved through vocational training abroad (e.g. through Erasmus+ KA1 learner placements) into the Irish VET system. As a result ECVET facilitates and supports the movement of European citizens between countries and between Vocational Education and Training systems.

The ECVET framework is based on the description of qualifications in terms of units of Learning Outcomes. These are concise statements of what a learner is expected to know or be able to do at each stage. ECVET sets out a process for transferring these units between systems, and provides templates for necessary documents such as learning agreements and personal transcripts. A full description of the process and all the necessary tools are available through the ECVET Toolkit.

FUNDING

ECVET is not directly funded, but we will assist you with information and support.

BENEFITS

For organisations, ECVET streamlines the process of integrating a transnational work placement into an existing course of training. It improves flexibility in education systems and increases recognition of learning, including that achieved while abroad. In the longer term, sustained use of ECVET works hand in hand with the European Qualifications Framework to provide greater transparency in European qualifications, promoting the mobility of workers and learners, and facilitating lifelong learning.

For learners, ECVET facilitates transfer of credits between systems and countries, and allows learning achieved during geographical mobility count towards the intended qualification.

If you are planning your #EUSolidarityCorps project application, don't miss our upcoming Application Workshops on 07 & 08 January in Dublin and Athlone. Our team will be on hand to explain what's involved and support you in your application. Sign up at: bit.ly/LeargasApplica…

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We are hosting an #ErasmusPlus Application Workshop for schools preparing Erasmus+ applications for the 05 February 2020 deadline. It will take place on 11 January in Dublin West Education Centre and focuses on KA1 School Staff mobility projects: bit.ly/SchoolStaffMob…

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Join us in Dublin on 13 January and prepare your #ErasmusPlus Youth application! If you're planning a Youth Exchange, Youth Worker Mobility or Support for Policy Reform project this workshop is for you. Register now at: bit.ly/YouthApplicati…

We are hosting an #ErasmusPlus Application Workshop in Carrick-on-Shannon Education Centre for schools preparing Erasmus+ applications for the 05 February deadline. It will take place on 15 January and focus on KA1 School Staff mobility projects: bit.ly/SchoolStaffMob…

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Are you based near Sligo? Are you planning an #ErasmusPlus youth exchange, youth worker mobility or structured dialogue project? Don't miss our upcoming Application Workshop in Sligo on 15 January: bit.ly/YouthApplicati…

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Léargas

Léargas is a not-for-profit organisation that operates under the aegis of the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Léargas manages European, national and international exchange and cooperation programmes in education, training and youth and community work and has been managing such programmes for over 30 years. Léargas currently has 40 staff based in our Dublin office. Our staff come from Ireland, Poland, France, Croatia, Denmark and Spain and have wide-ranging experience in education, training, community, youth and development work; and in IT and finance. The National Centre for Guidance in Education operates under the aegis of Léargas.
Léargas
LéargasFriday, December 13th, 2019 at 11:00pm
If you are planning your #EUSolidarityCorps project application, don't miss our upcoming Application Workshop on 07 January in Dublin. Our team will be on hand to explain what's involved and support you in your application. Sign up at: http://bit.ly/EUSolidarityApply
Léargas
LéargasFriday, December 13th, 2019 at 8:01am
We are hosting an #ErasmusPlus Application Workshop for schools preparing Erasmus+ applications for the 05 February 2020 deadline. It will take place on 11 January in Dublin West Education Centre and focuses on KA1 School Staff mobility projects: http://bit.ly/SchoolStaffMobility2020
Léargas
LéargasFriday, December 13th, 2019 at 4:57am
Join us in Dublin on 13 January and prepare your #ErasmusPlus Youth application! If you're planning a Youth Exchange, Youth Worker Mobility or Support for Policy Reform project this workshop is for you. Register now at: http://bit.ly/YouthApplicationWorkshop
Léargas
Léargas
LéargasThursday, December 12th, 2019 at 10:45pm
This conference will highlight successful project designs and successful mobility schemes for short term group mobility and long term individual mobilities for pupils from the Erasmus+ programme. It will also address blended mobility combining virtual and real mobility via the eTwinning platform. With the support of experts from the field, conference participants will reflect on ways to include more pupils from more diverse backgrounds into mobility projects.

For more information and to apply ▶️ https://bit.ly/2OXmWkj
Léargas
LéargasThursday, December 12th, 2019 at 10:31pm
This training activity aims to support and build up the capacities of organisations that actively participate in the volunteering actions of the European Solidarity Corps, in order to ensure quality and impact in the respective projects.

For more information and to apply https://bit.ly/2Ee6Ooj