A community of practice that promotes European collaboration in developing and improving quality Management in VET.

Source:EQAVET official website

4.5 - Data Collection


As a Quality Manager you should consider the importance of data collection. Data collection is the
systematic process of gathering data for official statistics and it is a process of reviewing, studying,
examining, and questioning the data in order to find patterns, anomalies and trends. The main
purpose of data collection and analysis
is to contribute to the improvement of the in-house capacity
to collect data and achieve higher quality information; and in due course achieve better VET learners’

4.4 - Three indicators to track learners’ achievements


Individual learners’ achievements depend on a variety of factors: some of them are external, but
many relate directly to the quality of VET provision. The EQAVET framework offers three specific
indicators which can help you track learners’ achievements and use the data collected to improve the
overall quality of your VET provision.

3.4 - EU networks for VET providers: learning, exchanging, cooperating


While your VET institution and its quality management system might be in perfect working order,
there is always something you can learn from others as a Quality Manager, especially in contexts
where many different providers and stakeholders come together. Participating in external networks,
especially at EU level, is a way to offer VET staff as well as students interesting opportunities for
learning, exchange and cooperation
, as well as to improve the quality of your VET provision.

2.5 - Allocating the right human resources


Allocating the right human resources is a key factor in the success of any training organization. As a
QM, you need to group all the information about the objectives to be achieved, starting contexts,
entrepreneurs profile identification, etc. In order to define the proper human resources organization,
you need to define:

1.3 - EQAVET system: an EU-approved framework for quality management


EQAVET (European Quality Assurance Reference Framework for VET) is a framework for quality management in VET institutions comprising four common quality criteria and ten quality indicators.

This set of quality criteria and indicators, first introduced in 2009 by the European Union, is intended as a ‘toolbox’ that you can apply in your VET institution to further develop your approach to quality management while preserving the system already in place.

1.2 - Plan – Do – Check – Act: four cyclical steps for quality control and improvement


The PDCA Cycle is an iterative quality improvement model that you can apply to any aspect of the functioning of your VET institution. It consists of a logical sequence of four steps:

  • Plan: define a problem and hypothesize possible causes and solutions;

  • Do: implement a solution;

  • Check: evaluate the results;

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