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About the project

Aim of Q-Placements project:

To improve the quality of national and transnational work placements, apprenticeships, other forms of WBL through:

  1. Better coopeation between VET and enterprises/host companies;
  2. Better skills of tutors from VET and tutors from host companies to provide support and guidance to VET trainees before, during and after placements

Project period:

November 2013 – October 2015

Project steps:

  1. Needs analysis and research: describing current systems of organization of placements, cooperation between VET and host companies, context of national VET QA systems and EQAVET;
  2. Developing Q-Placements Training methodology;
    Organizing European Train-the-Trainer Workshop
  3. Joint training workshops for tutors from VET and tutors from host companies in LV, NL, ES, SL
  4. Testing acquired skills in real work placements in partner countries;
    Seminars with policy and decision-makers

Project outputs:

  1. Overview of current VET quality assurance in LV, ES, SL, NL
  2. Tested methodology and training programme for VET and host company tutors supervising placements;
  3. Lead-Trainers in each partner country; Trained tutors from VET and host companies with better skills of cooperation, with skills of ensuring better quality of placements;
  4. Methodological material, guidelines for improving quality of placements;
  5. Recommendations, proposals for improved procedures, policies, etc.;



P0, Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Latvia

P1, National Institute for Vocational education and Training, Slovenia

P2, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Terrassa, Catalonia, Spain

P3, National Centre for Education, Latvia

P4, MBO Raad, the Netherlands

P5, Baltic Bright, Ltd., Latvia

















Project results and material can found: