West Lothian College gain best practice through a new International project

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A partnership of six Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers from the Netherlands, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Scotland and Finland joined in Portugal on the 27th and 28th of September for the kick-off meeting of QMS4VET project.


The partnership consists of VET organizations representing a wide variety of European regions. All partners are focused on improving their quality in order to deliver the best possible education, but all using different approaches.

The objectives of the project are:

Improving individual QMS by sharing best practices of all partners QMS in order to focus on the VET providers' operational level and provide the needed support on a practical level.

Supporting the implementation of the most adequate QMS elements as a basis to further integrate the learning outcomes (ECVET approach) as part of the quality assurance systems in future projects. This will contribute for a common understanding of each other's QMS to provide a sustainable partnership for development of joint ECVET units in the future.

During the project, partners will organize project weeks in order to show how its own quality approach works in practice. This methodology will allow partner's experts to discuss, analyze and evaluate best practices in detail integrated in the tool kit to be developed.