MEPs Anne Sander, Siôn Simon and Emilian Pavel, members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL), visited Cedefop on 12 and 13 February and had a fruitful exchange of views with management and staff.
The 3D career construction app is a virtual reality mini game introducing young people to the construction profession.
UK professionals are encouraged to share how much gaining new skills through vocational education and training (VET) have meant to their lives.
CollegesWales, the Wales’ national contact point for the European qualifications framework, completed in 2016 their research on the European master craftsperson qualifications. Part of this research was to evaluate, whether there is a desire for creating a master craftsperson qualification route in Wales. The research considers the viability and potential uptake of such programmes in Wales and the introduction of master craftsperson frameworks at EQF levels 4 and 5.
People who face losing their jobs in the oil and gas sector, as a consequence of lower oil prices affecting business, will be helped to transition into other energy industry and manufacturing jobs through the Scottish Government’s GBP 12 million transition training fund announced in February 2016.
An increasing number of university applicants in the UK have an expanding range of secondary level qualifications; many of these are vocational in nature.
In October 2015, the new regulated qualifications framework (RQF) replaced the qualifications and credit framework (QCF).
Colleges in England are responding positively to new freedoms and flexibilities awarded in recent years, according to recent government findings.