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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.

Adding our best wishes & congratulations to Senator Eileen Ní Fhloinn @Love1solidarity, who has long been involved in #ErasmusPlus and other European Youth programmes through Ballyfermot Youth Service. Best of luck at the new job this week! twitter.com/Love1solidarit…

Inspiring stories of @SEUPB programmes responding to COVID in this month's Your EU magazine - including @CASEshared education schools joining to make a "digital message to send to the local community hospital for staff and patients" twitter.com/SEUPB/status/1…

Work With Us! We are looking for an enthusiastic & driven person to join the team in Léargas as Programme Manager. Find out more & download the job description here ➡️ leargas.ie/jobs/

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APPETISER (ONLINE) - An Introduction on how to use Erasmus+ for International Youth Work. This course is ideal for newcomers to Erasmus+ and those interested in learning more about working with young people in an international setting. Find out more bit.ly/2PRa90b

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Congratulations also to @rodericogorman and @AnneRabbitte, Ministers at the Department of Children @DeptDCYA , and @SimonHarrisTD and @NiallCollinsTD at the Department of Higher Education @DeptofFHed

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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LéargasFriday, July 3rd, 2020 at 11:01pm
Work With Us!

We are looking for an enthusiastic & driven person to join the team in Léargas as Programme Manager. Find out more & download the job description here ➡️ https://leargas.ie/jobs/
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LéargasThursday, July 2nd, 2020 at 11:02pm
APPETISER (ONLINE) - An Introduction on how to use Erasmus+ for International Youth Work. This course is ideal for newcomers to Erasmus+ and those interested in learning more about working with young people in an international setting.

Find out more http://bit.ly/2PRa90b
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LéargasWednesday, July 1st, 2020 at 12:02am
Head on over to MOOCyouth to see the 'Tools for Youth Exchanges' webinar. Big shout out to our own Audrey Reilly from Léargas sharing about how you can map out a timeline for a youth exchange :) If you are interested in organising a Youth Exchange get in touch with us!
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The webinar “Tools for youth exchanges”. In this webinar you will learn about tools, methods and activities that you can use throughout the entire timeline of a youth exchange project, incl. preparation, planning, implementation, follow-up and dissemination & good practice examples from funded projects #moocyouth #erasmusplus #youthexchanges
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LéargasTuesday, June 30th, 2020 at 11:02pm
Work With Us!

We are looking for an enthusiastic & driven person to join the team in Léargas as Programme Manager. Find out more & download the job description here ➡️ https://leargas.ie/jobs/