About

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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.

This #ErasmusPlus training course aims to improve the impact of Non Formal Education. It will explore principles and methods that empowering young people to be real actors in their society (at both local and European level). Apply by 11 November here: trainings.salto-youth.net/7615

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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.
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LéargasMonday, October 22nd, 2018 at 9:50am
Key to Inclusion: European Solidarity Corps 02 - 07 December, Slovenia. This activity is for representatives of organisations interested in inclusion projects in the frame of European Solidarity Corps, regardless of whether they already have partners or would like to find them at the event and develop their project idea together. Apply by 07 November. http://bit.ly/2EuhKBi
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LéargasMonday, October 22nd, 2018 at 7:45am
This #ErasmusPlus training course aims to improve the impact of Non Formal Education. It will explore principles and methods that empowering young people to be real actors in their society (at both local and European level). Apply by 11 November here: http://trainings.salto-youth.net/7615
Léargas
LéargasMonday, October 22nd, 2018 at 2:33am
Tickets are almost gone for #LeargasForum!
We have a great day planned have a look
🔜 http://leargasforum2018.eventbrite.ie
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LéargasSunday, October 21st, 2018 at 5:01am
Calling all teachers interested in #eTwinning! The Future Classroom Lab is an inspirational learning environment in Brussels. We've extended the deadline so that you can be a part of it! Find out more and register your interest by 29 October: https://www.leargas.ie/programmes/etwinning/professional-learning/
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LéargasSaturday, October 20th, 2018 at 11:00pm
Don't miss the International Symposium on Youth Information in Europe and Ireland, hosted by @ywirl and @EurodeskIreland, on 07 November! Check out the full programme and register at: http://www.youthworkireland.ie/events