Vocational education and training
ALP, the official training centre for public teachers in Bavaria, uses the e-CF as a tool to develop a didactic roadmap to teach network technology in vocational schools.
“In the dual system, schools qualify apprentices at secondary level in partnership with companies. The 16 to 20-year-old students are trained to become IT-Specialists (e. g. “Fachinformatiker”). Education and training is focused upon level 4 of the European Qualification Framework (EQF).
For teachers in vocational schools the e-CF is a useful reference tool that helps to identify the job profile of a qualified IT-specialist. This tool supports teacher by identifying relevant competence development. Based upon a competence descriptor they can develop a matching training program and matching learning scenario.”
Michael Lotter, ALP Lecturer
All Estonian qualification standards in IT are developed on the basis of the e-CF. BCS Koolitus is the official professional certification authority in IT in Estonia and uses the e-CF to develop the certification tools and principles. The e-CF has been successfully applied for building the common language between employers and universities for curriculum development.
“Using the e-CF has significantly helped the development of ICT competence profiles in Estonia. Before the e-CF we were stuck in long disputes about logical structures of competences. After introducing the e-CF, the time needed to develop a new competence profile has been reduced to 2-3 months and satisfaction with the development process has grown significantly.”
Ants Sild, Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications, Board Member responsible for education and labour issues
LIDIT intends to apply the e-CF in the near future.