The academic tutor guides people in their training paths, especially during work experience schemes (internship, apprenticeship…) to make them qualify and to encourage their employability. The tutoring activity depends on the type of school (university, college, VET, higher education…), the type of training (technical, vocational…) and the type of trainees (young people, employees, unemployed).
Academic Tutors in Education are often teachers, but with specific tasks which implies knowledge, personal skills and competencies to facilitate the relation with enterprises, studients and the school.
CERTITUDE project aims to answer professionals of education expectations in relation with ISO 17024 standard :
Have a recognition of their academic tutor profile based on a Competence Specification accepted by academic institutions and companies,
Have a validation of the experiences which include formal, non-formal and informal experiences and the professional results,
Have a reflection of progress on their own practices, though a network of professional of education, apprenticeship,
Have a control of their know-how accessed by their peers.