WANTED: innovative ways of validating transversal skills

21 Sep, 2021

Our TRANSVAL-EU project is looking for innovative ways to validate transversal skills. Transversal skills and competences (TSCs) are learned and proven abilities necessary in any kind of work, learning or life activity. They are transversal because they are not exclusively related to any particular context (job, occupation, academic discipline, civic or community engagement, occupational sector, group of occupational sectors, etc.).

The project partners will develop and test a validation toolkit, training curricula and programmes, as well as standardised competence profiles for validation and guidance practitioners with a specific focus on transversal skills. The aim is to embed transversal skills in validation and guidance processes.

We want to understand what potential innovative tools, methods and approaches for the validation of transversal skills already exist in validation and guidance practices in Europe. We want to map and analyse initiatives including such innovative tools.

The survey is addressed to experts, practitioners, policy-makers, civil servants, HR experts in companies, project managers involved in guidance and validation of skills (including recognition of prior learning) in all sectors of education (adult education, higher education, VET, non-formal education, civil society organisations, schools, etc) and work stakeholders (public employment services, companies, trade unions, etc).We would be very grateful if you could contribute to this by filling out this questionnaire (in EN). It only takes 5-10 minutes to complete it. The deadline to fill the survey is 30 September 2021. Your answers will only be used anonymously for this survey and with respect for your privacy. At the end of the survey (Autumn 2021), we will inform you of its results if you provide your email address at the end.