About

About

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.

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The main aim of Project LAB is to encourage participants to use Erasmus+ and to increase participation of young people in international youth work through the Erasmus+: youth in action programme. bit.ly/2Eowbpx

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Are you a language teacher? Would you like to win three Chromebooks for your classroom? Then the #EDLComp18 is for you! Set up an #eTwinning language-related project until 21 December and yours could be a winning project! More details on how to enter: bit.ly/2Q13a8L

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.
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LéargasMonday, December 10th, 2018 at 9:20am
Teachers, have your say on #eTwinning by contributing to the online survey at https://www.etwinning.net/en/pub/highlights/etwinning-monitoring-survey-20.htm
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LéargasSunday, December 9th, 2018 at 11:37pm
Are you a language teacher? Would you like to win three Chromebooks for your classroom? Then the #EDLComp18 is for you! Set up an #eTwinning language-related project until 21 December and yours could be a winning project! More details on how to enter: http://www.leargas.ie/programmes/languages/european-day-of-languages/competition/
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LéargasSunday, December 9th, 2018 at 11:06pm
📢 This application workshop is for Schools preparing Erasmus+ applications for the 05 February 2019 deadline. Come along and get your application ready. 👨‍🏫👩‍🏫http://bit.ly/2PG0mP9
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LéargasSunday, December 9th, 2018 at 11:00pm
#DiscoverEU is an EU initiative which will give at least 12,000 18-year-olds the opportunity to travel across Europe! The second round is open from 29 November to 11 December! To find out more and apply visit: https://eurodesk.eu/2018/11/26/discovereu-second-round-open-from-nov-29th-to-dec-11th/
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LéargasSunday, December 9th, 2018 at 8:00pm
The ATOQ #ErasmusPlus training course aims to increase quality within Youth Exchanges. Join an international group of youth workers this March and raise the quality of future exchanges! Apply by 10/01 here: http://trainings.salto-youth.net/7570