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Vocational education and training consist in "the training in skills and teaching of knowledge related to a specific trade, occupation or vocation in which the student or employee wishes to participate" (Eurostat). In other words, it reinforces employability by preparing trainees to work in fields that require specific skills and knowledge. Often...

The Spanish team of the BEQUEL Erasmus+ funded project, which aims at developing quality assurance in eLearning provision and practices of VET educators, has conducted an in-depth research to analyse the current situation of e-learning practices and its quality assurance in the country. Unfortunately, there are not any existing legal and common...

The general objective of the BEQUEL project is to develop quality assurance in e-learning provision and practices of VET educators in the involved countries, through promotion of self-evaluation, quality benchmarking and networking between VET providers. To achieve such objectives, the project partners started by examining the existing approaches...

More than ever, in the last couple of years, education has become more digital, if not totally digital, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The occurrence of the pandemic, the restrictions, and the great need for social distancing, forced the digitalisation of education in a short period, and e-learning became a priority all over the world.

The quality of Vocational Education and Training (VET) is assured by the accreditation of VET educational programmes (European Commission, 2021). The responsible body is the Accreditation Commission for Further Education, which is an advisory body of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic (MESRS). Quality...

Get to know the consortium of the BEQUEL project. Six partners from five countries are working together on the BEQUEL project to assist VET providers in their quality assurance practices in e-learning initiatives.

The COVID-19 crisis has brought a new reality to education provision and especially VET education. Many education providers, including VET, turned to eLearning to ensure the continuity of education for their learners. But what about quality in eLearning? It is evident that in such a short time, applying quality in eLearning is hard to encompass in...