Kenniscentrum Handel NQF-SQF Case studies
content • Aim of WP 5 • The draft employability grid • The elements of the case studies • Deadlines and status • Results and the draft employability grid • And yet?
Objective WP 5 • The objective of this work package is to test the value of the methodology developed within WP 2 by applying the employability grid for the investigation of qualifications/profiles which are considered to be situated “in the neighbourhood” in terms of learning outcomes, but not in terms of their belonging to a national or sectoral framework. • (It could, for example, be investigated what is the difference between a job profile developed within a sectoral framework and a similar one belonging to a national framework; it could also be checked if qualifications set up in different national qualifications frameworks labelled with the same or a similar name lead to identical learning outcomes.)
Wp 5: application of the methodology • Case studies: testing the value of the developed methodology • Construction, ICT, logistics, retail • Analyses and comparison of selected qualifications; • Testing the methodology, • Identifying deficiencies of methodology, in order to enhance and to refine it. • Result: report (July 2011)
Deliverables • 17 Case study Construction • 18 Case study ICT • 19 Case study Logistics • 20 Case study Retail • 21 Final case study report This case study describes the application (as described above) of the draft employability grid in the construction sector and will be usable as reference for future use and investigation regarding the employability grid.
21 Final report • This report documents experiences and findings from the case study development, draws conclusions from these findings and provides further recommendations for the use of the employability grid and for further investigation and discussion regarding this instrument. • This deliverable will be the basis for the final employability grid that will beside the findings of this workpackage also consider the findings from WP 3 and 4.
Employability grid Work
Employability grid • The work objective steers work process Basic issues for describing work process • Specific character of the work subject • The scope of the work subject • The needs of the users of products /services • The needs of the organisation • Needs arising from the environment • The way how work is organised
Work Description in Terms of the Organisation and of the Individual • The work of an individual is defined as a contribution to achieve the work objective according to the individual’s position in the organisational structure
8 levels of competence Definition of actions • Work supervised in a work process determined context • Work supervised in a work result determined context • Work not supervised and not supervising in a work result determined context • Supervise work in a still predictable or predictably changing context • Supervise and manage work in an unpredictably changing context • Manage work in an unpredictable context • Manage work and change context • Change and redefine context
Draft Employability grid case studies Work objective : 8 Levels of competence (C, Ai, Ac, ?) The way how work within an organisation is organised The scope of the work subject The needs of the users of products /services The needs of the organisation Needs arising from the Environment Specific character of the work subject * Competence (context) * Competence (role) * Knowledge * Know how and skills * Competence (Learning to learn) (insight) General information
Followed approach • per sector: 3 common functions classifiable at EQF level 1-6/7 • Functions are recognizable in the European countries • Research within small – medium sized and large enterprises. In order to see the differences in context • < 10; 10 – 50; >100 • Method: interviewing staff/hrd/entrepreneur using the description of the function used by the company (own function description/ sectoral description) and using a given list of questions/ subjects for gathering the information. • Subjects: interview list
Deadlines & status Deadline • Updated proposal end of April • Results by each partner August • First draft WP 5 end of September • Final report WP 5 end of October Status • First results in August • Planned: 18 results per sector (72) • Received: 8 + 4 + 6 + 8 (26) • Raw data in deliverables 17 – 20
Conclusions? • Functions around level 1-2 • Functions around level 4-5 • Functions around level 6-7 • Would the ranking have been different when no descriptions had been given or only some words? • Is it accurate?
Conclusions? • Words trigger • Descriptions have to be clear • Single aspects in one description • Have to contain the same aspects (equal yardstick)