Certification Scheme

Certitude 2014.09.24 meeting final ParisDuring the final CERTITUDE meeting which was held in Paris on September, 24th 2014, the certification of persons professionals exchanged on the contributions of the approach of the CERTITUDE project, in the process of certification of individual skills.

All the stakeholders of a certification approach have taken the opportunity to share their opinion and had discussion around the following documents. The meeting involved Certification bodies, national accreditation body, certifying bodies and experienced tutors who were involved in the test phase.

Read more: CERTITUDE Final Meeting, Paris, September 24th, 2014

inted2014INTED2014, the 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference was held in Valencia (Spain), on the 10th, 11th and 12th of March, 2014. A paper coordinated by TUDOR Centre was presented. With this paper; we explained how the project partners are developing the certification scheme respecting a process that ensures its quality. We will also explain how we ensure the quality of the process itself.

As the Academic tutor is not a recognized and regulated profession across Europe. Like many others professions, no formal training and diploma recognize teachers’ competences to support their students during their internship in companies. The certification developed by the Certitude Project team will contribute to the tutors’ validation of non-formal and informal learning. It will also contribute to the transparency, the recognition and the evaluation of tutors’ competences and qualifications.

Read more: TUDOR CENTRE present at the 2014 INTED Conference

Concerned about making available to this new personnel certification stakeholders an efficient instrument corresponding to the user's needs, the partners of the European project CERTITUDE identified and gradually implemented four quality good practices:

Read more: Four good quality practices in order to ensure that the certification of academic tutor is adapted...

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Within the framework of the CERTITUDE project, offsetting up the Scheme Committee is an important step to meet the requirements of the ISO 17024 standard. This Committee allows the stakeholders of the academic tutor certification to make comments on the competence specification and certification scheme , to amend and improve it.

The main stakeholders are the tutors, the educational and training organizations and their authorities of supervision, and the personnel certification bodies, at the European level. The Scheme Committee presently consists of 25 experts.

Read more: The role of the Scheme Committee
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