Piloting ECVET to the National VET System of Russia and Uzbekistan (RUECVET)

Project Overview

Project Title Piloting ECVET to the National VET System of Russia and Uzbekistan (RUECVET)
Project Number 574097-EPP-1-2016-1-CY-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP
Country Uzbekistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) 500 001 - 1 000 000
Project Start – Project End October 15, 2016–October 14, 2019
Project Status Active

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding European Union
Project Budget(EUR) 749.340
Implementing Organization / Consortium

• Liepajas Universitate (Latvia)
• State University Russian State Vocational Pedagogical University (Russian Federation)
• Kokand State Pedagogical Institute (Uzbekistan)
• Voronezh State University (Russian Federation)
• State Budget Professional Educational Establishment Institution in the Region of Novosibirsk College of Chemical Technologies Mendeleev (Russian Federation)
• Federal Sate Educational Budget Institution of Higher Vocational Training Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (Russian Federation)
• Ajiniyaz Nomidagi Nukus Davlat Pedagogika Instituti (Uzbekistan)
• Navoy Davlat Pedagogika Instituti (Uzbekistan)
• Malta College of Arts Science and Technology (Malta)
• Tver State University (Russian Federation)
• EDEX – Educational Excellence Corporation Limited (Cyprus)

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team
  • Asiya Tureniyazova, contact person, asiya.tureniyazova@gmail.com, + (99861) 222-65-10
Beneficiary Liepajas Universitte on behalf of national governments

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

The project is positioned to pilot the implementation of European Credit Transfer System for VET (ECVET) in the national HE&VET system of Russia and Uzbekistan by creating a long-term platform on the base of acknowledged HEIs engaged in the training of VET teachers for post-secondary non-tertiary education level. The key idea of the project is to focus the study of theoretical bases of functioning of ECVET and mastering of practical experience in Program Countries on the necessity of Russia and Uzbekistan to have the compatible and comparable VET system that serves both horizontally (within VET) and vertically (from VET to HE) at national and transnational level. The basic ECVET features such as learning outcomes, credit transfer, etc. will be tested and adapted to legislative rules of the Partners Countries; results of the projects will be submitted to national Ministries of Education for approval and further implementation.

The piloting ECVET is considered as a key measure for facilitating the flexibility and internationalization of VET in Russia and Uzbekistan – while at the same time contributing to the development of a common educational area encompassing both the HE& VET field between Europe and neighboring countries. The global impact of our project is modernization, accessibility and internationalization of the HE & VET area in Russia and Uzbekistan by enlarging visibility and transparency of the knowledge, skills and competence acquired by learners in Russia, Uzbekistan and EU.

Project Objectives
  • To create tools and procedures of adopting ECVET in HE & VET Institutions of Russia and Uzbekistan.
  • To raise awareness about the benefits of the ECVET features through a number of highly target dissemination and exploitation activities by means of four (4) ECVET National Training Centres (2 in Russia and 2 in Uzbekistan) established on the base of acknowledged HEIs providing VET teacher training.
  • To facilitate and support the transfer and adaption of the ECVET to the national educational system of the two Partner Countries through a specific set of Recommendations/Methodological Tools based on pilot testing results.
  • To develop a network of key HE & VET institutions on the base of four National ECVETTraining Centres and to train its personnel and teachers.
  • To train VET teachers and other representatives of all target groups to use ECVET.
  • To create collection of resources, teaching materials, notes, stories and references intended to support National Training Centres and sponsors in convening and running Open Space Technology for accumulation and dissemination.
  • To develop a common approach for a common assessment and validation process for credit transfer at national and transnational level following the ECVET methodology.
  • To develop the multi-dimensional roadmap of ECVET evolution in Russia and Uzbekistan.
  • To approve activities, methods and results by national Ministries of Education.
Education Sector HE, VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Education Management, Examination, certification and accreditation, Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Quality assurance, Social Partnership, Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements), Training of teachers / trainers
Occupational Field Not applicable
Target Groups Decision-makers and managers in VET and HE institutions, Developers of standards, programs, curricula etc., Employers and employer organisations, Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers, Standardisation, Certification, Accreditation Bodies
Related Projects

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Activities

The project is implemented via 9 work packages:

 

WP1. State of Affairs in VET– The Partner Country Framework for ECVET implementation. This activity is the base for the successful transfer and adaptation of the ECVET tool to the specific national context in Russia and Uzbekistan.

 

WP2. Transfer and Adaptation of the ECVET Technical Specifications to the Partner Countries. This WP focuses on the transfer and adaptation of the ECVET tool to the national context in the two Partner Countries.

 

WP3 Learning Outcomes Curriculum Mapping. The mapping of the VET qualifications/courses in terms of leaning outcomes is the cornerstone of the ECVET conversion process.

 

WP 4. Converting VET Qualifications/courses into the ECVET system. The aim of this Activity is to convert the identified 24 VET qualifications/courses – 15 in Russia and 9 in Uzbekistan (3 each provider/selected units only) – to the ECVET system. Each VET Provider will be responsible for converting their own programmes based on a common template (Master Guide).

 

WP 5. Delivery of the Converted Qualifications/courses and Testing of the Personal Transcript. The aim of this Activity is threefold: (1) pilot delivery of the ECVET curricula within each VET provider level and receive evaluation feedback from key stakeholders/target groups; (2) to test the process of credit transfer on commonly agreed pre-selected units at national level; and (3) to develop a commonly agreed framework/approach for credit transfer.

 

WP 6. National ECVET Training Centers & Training. The aim of this Activity is threefold: (1)   Establishment of 4 ECVET National Training Centres – 2 in Russia and 2 in Uzbekistan. Each centre will offer a dedicated and fully equipped professional training space for delivering ECVET workshops under the instruction of trained instructors who have participated in the RUECVET project. The training centres will organize and promote ECVET info sessions/training seminars/workshops and in general serve as ECVET/ECTS labs. Information about the operations of the ECVET training centres will be published on the project’s website; (2)   Establishment of a network of national RUECVET National Contact Representatives & ECVET experts – total 30 from Partner Countries – to be featured on the project website with the aim of promoting project results as follows; (3)   Delivery of RUECVET Training Workshops – A total of four (4) RUECVET Training Workshops will be held in each National ECVET Training Centers (2 in Russia and 2 in Uzbekistan) in order to disseminate and exploit the project products and results while promoting the national network of ECVET National Contact Points for further support.

 

WP 7. Quality Assurance and Evaluation. The aim of this WP is to ensure that the project processes and outcomes will match the expected quality standards and indicators.

 

WP 8. RUECVET Dissemination and Exploitation Campaign.

 

WP 9. Project Management.

Project Results
  • A new framework for the development of HEIs ECVET Curricula and courses received.
  • VET providers from applying ECVET in their study programmes benefiting.
  • Learners earning Bachelor’s and Master’s degree award in vocational education as well as working VET teachers and facilitators training, hands on experience and training material received.
  • Greater visibility and transparency of VET learners’ learning outcomes and more opportunities received.
  • More flexible learning pathways within HEIs with incorporated VET structures created.
  • Better qualified training force according to the industry needs produced.
  • HE & VET institutions (RU&UZ) from the creation of the long-term platform on the base of four National ECVET Training Centres (NTCs) providing information/accessibility/training to tools, workshops and retraining courses benefiting.

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