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YEAR: 2009 – 2011


PARTNERS: Syntra West, Adam Smith College of Management, Wisamar, Centro di Formazione Imprenditoriale, Confartigianato Formazione CNIPA Umbria, Provincia di Pesaro e Urbino, Instituto Politecnico de Leiria, Citizens' forum for social activities and civic education, KADIS, Directorate of National Education City of Tekirdag, Provincial Education Directorate City of Manisa, Stichting Kenniscentrum PRO WORK.

MOTIVATION: The Trainframe project is an endeavour of 12 European organisations to apply a different approach to competence-based learning (CBL) and competence-based training (CBT). We acknowledge that both CBT/CBL have a traditional, well-established theoretical backing, but also acknowledge that they represent part of a whole, which we call a framework. We also believe that this framework should not be a technical compilation of principles, and should include a frequently overseen issue – that of the organisational perspective. What we mean by organisational perspective is that thinking of learning outcomes and training units per se is not a sustainable and practical approach to the competence-based concepts in VET. Organisational perspective means, and this we have learnt from practice, issues such as organisation’s size, geographical location, financial standing, administrative capacity, technical equipment and servicing, etc. Those issues represent a substantial input factor to any complete CBT/CBL model and their impact must be carefully studied.

PURPOSE: The Train Frame project is an effort of 14 European organizations to create a different approach to competence based learning (CBL) and competency based training (CBT).


  •  A full competency-based system, which is available online for students, where they can test a variety of skills

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