Project thematic phases

LEO quali-TC has its aim in further developing and implementing the content and the results of the ECVET TC NET model for the Tourism and Catering industry through 6 thematic phases.

1. European survey, peer review and development
The European Survey gives an overview about the requested and available competences in the Tourism and Catering sector in Europe. It is based on a questionnaire survey done in all partner countries where tourism schools, VET training centres, tourism and catering service providers are asked about the demanded and offered competences in the sector. This forms the basis of the development and finalisation of the competence grid as being the core instrument for the presentation of the whole set of competences and learning outcomes available and needed in the Tourism and Catering field.
2. Transfer process of the ECVET model and development
Based on the principles and results of the ECVET TC NET model and the competences deducted from the European Survey (presented in the competence grid) the ECVET model for Tourism and Catering is further developed and described in a comprehensive model description document.
3. Transfer process of the MoU tool and certificate and development
the Memorandum of Mutual Understanding is one of the two central supporting documents for the implementation of the ECVET model for the Tourism and Catering industry in Europe. It contains the text description of an ethical code which all signing partners are declaring to accept through their signature. Furthermore, for a full transparency of the competences and learning outcomes mentioned, an ECVET compliant certificate as attachment to the national certificates completes the supporting documents.
4. Test implementation of the ECVET model: mobility.
Following the philosophy of agreement, rules and methods for the application of the ECVET system, the ECVET model and tools will be shared in individual mobility programmes. Recognition will take the form of award of a full unit or part of a unit which will be part of the full qualification. The unit (or part of the unit) will be assessed abroad and validated and recognized upon return with the support of the local competent bodies involved as associated partners.
5. Test implementation of the ECVET model: workshops/peer learning activities.
A set of two workshops/peer learning activities per partner country are scheduled in order to meet the needs of the stakeholders and VET practitioners involved and then support and guide them through the process of applying ECVET.
6. Blended learning scheme for hosting companies’ mentors.
Large parts of vocational training in the Tourism and Catering sector take place within companies and service providers. However, these organisations are not classical training organisations and thus mentors within them have no enough experiences with competent application of European instruments for transparency (EQF, ECVET, Europass). A blended training scheme will support and guide them through the process of applying ECVET and raise quality in mobility programmes.