Presentation on theme: "Developing a Quality Assurance Framework"— Presentation transcript:
1 Developing a Quality Assurance Framework BEST project Kick off MeetingDoncaster February 2012
2 What is Quality? means different things to different people very few Member States use the same quality system and core criteriadifficult to identify the causal link between a quality approach and the quality achieveddifficult to measure the quality of non formal and informal learning
3 European Quality Assurance Reference Framework (EQUARF) a quality assurance and improvement cycle (planning, implementation, evaluation, revision) for vocational trainingProvides ways of monitoring performance- common quality criteria- indicative descriptors- indicators.
4 CEDEFOP 2003“The challenge must be to measure what is valuable, rather than to value what is easily measured.”
5 Benefits: Quality assurance Quality Assurance FrameworkEstablishes credibility through assessing, testing and reviewingProvides a framework for reviewing, evaluating and improving
6 Quality and Standardisation Quality Management systemSet of Enterprise CompetenciesSet of indicators to measure against
7 Quality Management system Stage 1.Identify competence and assess against indicatorsStage 2. Test the competences/indicatorsStage 3. Conduct peer review against indicatorsStage 4. Revise competencies/indicators