One of the key elements in the renewal of vocational education and training is the introduction of a unified, process-oriented quality management system (QMS), which is in line with the recommendations of EQAVET, the European Quality Assurance Reference Framework for Vocational Education and Training developed by the European Union in 2009.
The handbook published by the European Center for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) provides practical assistance in developing such institutional quality management systems, the interactive version of which was developed within the OpenQAsS Erasmus+ project coordinated by our company with the contribution of CEDEFOP and was elaborated in Hungarian, Spanish and Italian languages by the partners in the consortium in 2018, and was published as free for anyone.
We recommend the handbook to those heads of institutions and educators working in vocational training who want to operate a quality management system that does not increase paperwork and administration, but is a real help in the continuous development of the institution and the development of the organizational quality culture.
The practical guidelines in the handbook are based on the PDCA cycle of quality development (Plan - Do - Check - Act), which is the basis of the quality management system (QMS) in line with the EQAVET recommendation.
The book can be fruitfully used by heads of institutions and educators who want to develop a practical quality management system in line with the EQAVET system, which helps to continuously improve the quality of education by planning, managing and controlling internal processes and creating an organizational quality culture.
Studying the manual is also aided by an online quality dictionary, note-taking option, and some short test questions, but note-taking is only possible after registration and login.
Connection to Vocational traning 4.0 strategy (26. Intervention - Introduction and Operation of An Integrated Quality Management System, p), see also: On the implementation of the Vocational Training Act 12/2020. (II. 7.) Gov. Decree, 47. § (1) Paragraph.