Slovenia (2021)

3.1.7. USE OF EU TOOLS FOR VISIBILITY, TRANSFER AND RECOGNITION OF LEARNING OUTCOMES
Europass Mobility documents are awarded to most of upper secondary students who undertake training abroad. The documents are issued at the initiative of a teacher-mentor, who must make a request to the National Europass Centre. Mentors can find the information on the Europass Mobility document through Erasmus+ workshops organised by the CMEPIUS, on the website of the National Europass Centre (1) and at various events (fairs, presentations). Since 2018 the on-line platform c is available for mentors and individuals to prepare and issue their Europass Mobility documents. National Europass Centre is also active in international Working group that prepared Strategy for future development of Europass Mobility document. This paper was sent to European Commission and recently presented on Advisory Group Europass. The document is used as recommendation letter to report on skills and competences acquires abroad.

Since 2012 it is possible to receive the Europass Certificate Supplement for all programmes of upper secondary VET. The educational institutions are informed about this possibility through regular annual circulars of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport. Students receive the Certificate Supplement at the end of their education. In 2018 approximately 87% of all Slovenian institutions providing upper secondary VET programmes were issuing the Certificate Supplements (2). In 2017, Amendments to the Vocational Education Act were adopted, making the Certificate Supplement an obligatory part of the school leaving certificate. The Amendments came in effect in the school year 2018/2019, so the numbers are expected to rise even further in 2019. In 2020 the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports in cooperation with Institute of the RS for VET prepared new regulations on template of Certificate Supplement to be used by schools when issuing this document.
The Certificate Supplement issued in Slovenia is personalised and can also contain a (non-obligatory) reference to the accomplishment of the mobility programme for those students who have participated in international mobility programmes.

ECVET is a major tool for mobility projects. The National ECVET expert group issued a handbook for the use of ECVET tools in mobility projects; they also organize trainings for teachers and mentors.

For short exchanges at upper secondary level, the Slovenian qualifications framework is not used (the unit of the SQF is a qualification), but it is used in the communication between partners to determine/indicate the level of educational programmes when defining the learning outcomes units of the Learning Agreement.

Learning outcomes are used in learning mobility through the ECVET principles and also otherwise, as upper secondary VET programmes are based on learning outcomes. Learning outcomes are included in mobility projects to define learning outcomes units in the preparation of the Learning Agreement.
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(1) www.europass.si
(2) For the educational programmes carried out in the ethnically mixed area, the ECS are also prepared in the Italian and the Hungarian language.