Presentation on theme: "Developing a Quality Assurance Framework"— Presentation transcript:
1Developing a Quality Assurance Framework BEST project Kick off MeetingDoncaster February 2012
2What 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
3European 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.
4CEDEFOP 2003“The challenge must be to measure what is valuable, rather than to value what is easily measured.”
5Benefits: Quality assurance Quality Assurance FrameworkEstablishes credibility through assessing, testing and reviewingProvides a framework for reviewing, evaluating and improving
6Quality and Standardisation Quality Management systemSet of Enterprise CompetenciesSet of indicators to measure against
7Quality 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