The Quality of dual VET

The project

The Erasmus + KA202 project - Strategic partnerships for vocational training "The Quality of DualVET" was born after having ascertained and noted the need to measure the quality of Dual Vocational Training and to carry out an objective and standardized international evaluation of the apprenticeship application process which is gaining ground above all in countries recently engaged in experimenting with this system of professional training.

These needs have been identified as a result of contacts between the Vocational Training Centers (CFP) in Italy and Spain with the Employment Centers (CPI), which especially in Andalusia are supporting the first to carry out this project. To achieve the objectives set in this project, the project coordinator, L'ES Hermanos Machado of Seville (Spain), considered it necessary to include the following profiles as a partner:

  • Entities capable of developing research, analysis and writing for didactic and educational purposes (University) University of Seville and Federico II University of Naples

  • Private entities which, Project as companies, in addition to enriching the project with their vision and opinion of the, have within them professionalism with experience in Strategic Partnership Projects for Professional Training as well as among their main activities, as well as in the corporate purpose consulting and training for companies operating in different economic sectors.

  • Private companies of education and vocational training, S.L. of Seville (Spain) and Vocational Training Agencies in Germany, GmbH, Lower Saxony (Germany)

  • Vocational training centers with more or less experience in dual vocational training. (Public vocational training schools) the I.I.S.S. S. Caterina da Siena-Amendola (Italy).

  • Vocational schools in the Osnabruck district (Germany).

"The Quality of DualVET" is therefore designed with partners from countries recently engaged in the experimented training model of apprenticeship (WBL - Work Based Learning - Work Based Learning) and partners who belong to a country where these professional paths are which have long been applied with multi-year successes and therefore can make a substantial contribution by making use of their knowledge and experience in the practical field, not only for the implementation of this system, but also for its management and evaluation.

Intellectual products

Guidelines to the quality and evaluation of dual vocational training

It is an Evaluation Guide for all actors involved in Dual Vocational Training Projects, establishing quality criteria according to the EQAVET descriptors that these agents and other resources necessary for the success of the Project must satisfy such as: Educational Centres, Companies, Student training, Initial training itineraries and the job placement of apprentices.

Digital tool for the assessment and quality of dual vocational training

The web will be displayed to provide digital support to the Dual Vocational Training Quality and Assessment Guide. In this way this tool will be used not only by agents but also in any place and will be interrogated at different times. To achieve these two Intellectual results, various activities will be carried out and all always aimed at fulfilling the Management, Quality, Testing and Dissemination Plans of the Project. These activities for transnational meetings with partners, learning, teaching and training activities in Germany, training sessions for interested collaborators and multiplier events.

The University of Naples Federico II

The University of Naples Federico II (UNINA), founded in 1224 by the Holy Roman Emperor and King of Sicily Federico II of Svevia, is the main Neapolitan academy and one of the most important in Italy and Europe. It is the first publicly funded state university in Europe. Today, the University offers courses in all academic disciplines, reaching more than one hundred and fifty-five degree courses. Research facilities provide support for all of these courses. Students have the opportunity to pursue their own intellectual development and acquire professional skills at the same time. The current number of students enrolled is approaching 86,000 and the academic staff currently stands at 2532. Federico II University is committed to consolidating and developing its role at an international level and, to this end, gives the highest priority to the promotion of relationships, both nationally and globally. Our students are increasingly encouraged in the pursuit of excellence, at home and abroad. Our structured staff and students participate in a variety of exchange programs, in Europe, America and Asia. Our educational network is geared towards creating high-level, lifelong vocational training programs while maintaining excellence in all fields of education and research. Federico II University leads and collaborates in various projects, from European programs, from FP7 / H2020 to Interreg, Espon Horizon and Erasmus +. As a partner of the project "DUAL VET Partners in Europe", whose activities are still ongoing, it aims to design a work-based learning system recommended by the European Commission. This implies a thorough knowledge of the three vocational training systems (Italian, German and Spanish); only afterwards, will it be possible to select the best resources to design a system that can be used in all three countries, always taking into account the peculiarities and characteristics of education in each country, their systems and their businesses. Scientific consultant of many public administrations and private companies since 1985, UNINA LUPT hosts the Europe Direct Information Center for the areas of Naples, Avellino, Benevento and Salerno. The Europe Direct European Information Centers are territorial antennas of the European Commission and depend on the Representations in Italy and the European Commission. They carry out communication, information, public relations actions, are territorial networks and territorial animation on issues related to the EU, with the aim of increasing awareness and sensitivity in the field of European citizenship and EU policies. UNINA-LUPT has an average annual budget of 3 million euros, resources that come mainly from grants and research contracts awarded by public bodies and private companies.

The main sources of funding for UNINA-LUPT are:

  • EU grants

  • Research consultancy for industry and public bodies

  • Main grants from national and regional research programs

  • Contributions from national and international public bodies

Over the years, a great deal of expertise has been developed in the management of research funding thanks to more than twenty years of experience in the presentation or implementation of European projects and programs. UNINA-LUPT signs the MoU with many governmental and supranational organizations, such as UN Habitat (World Urban Forum 2012, AGGI Gender Unit), Government of Spain, Government of Egypt, for personnel training and the Department of Civil Protection of the Italian Government . UNINA-LUPT carries out a series of activities: publications and resources, training, events and CPD (Continuing Professional Development), accreditation and consultancy, research and dissemination, international collaboration and activities that together cover our work in relation to development, curriculum and innovative models of delivery, creation of resources, networking and teamwork, training and support for teaching and research.

LUPT-UNINA brings together professors from 11 departments of the Federico II University, gathering more than 90 professors and researchers in humanistic, scientific and technical disciplines. It also includes 12 technical and administrative personnel and an average of 15 temporary employees (post-doc fellows, researchers and consultants). The professors joining the Lupt have conducted doctoral and other funded research on previous topics, organized international seminars and obtained international publications on their research results. UNINA-LUPT is also engaged in training activities, as it offers continuous professional development courses and professional courses also in the context of international agreements