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Phase 1:  
Definition of the UNITS, of the professional competences and calculation and distribution of the credit points

1.Description and definition of professional competences on the basis of task fields for selected areas
2.Calculation of the learning times for the parts of the competences that can be acquired through formal learning.
3.Definition of the practical experience that is necessary in order to be able to deal with the tasks that have been defined in the descriptions of competences. Comparable to the definition of the necessary learning times/ training times
4.Evaluation of this practical experience with a so-called „learning-time factor“ in order to convert the practical experience into an equivalent in learning time
5.Calculation of the learning times by adding the single components. The result is the overall learning time. This learning time can be compared to other training courses and is a point of reference for awarding credit points.
6.Qualitative analysis on the basis of EQF by matching the competences as a learning outcome of a training course to the levels.
7.Comparison of the evaluations according to 4. and 5.; confrontation and correction, if necessary
8.Definition of the UNITS and definition of the credit points according to ECVET


Phase 2: 
        Verification of the candidate‘s competences and recognition  of the credit points


9.The candidate takes an internet-based self-test in order to assess his/her competences and to estimate whether s/he would be able to pass the assessment
10.If necessary, submission of a professional portfolio that confirms the required practical experience
11.The candidate takes a computer-based test, which is the same in all European countries, as a first step in the assessment process (multiple choice questions, open questions)
12.The candidate undergoes an assessment at an accredited certification partner‘s office in order to confirm his/her actual competences
13.Recognition of the credit points by a central European authority. This authority does not exist yet.

Practical application and test among users

Information in work group 1- about the practical test of phase 2: the European Management Certificate (EMC) as an example of how credit points could be calculated and recognized
It is necessary to calculate the UNITS that can be deducted from this and it also necessary to determine the number of credit points that must be matched to the competences (independently of the have been acquired). This must be done before the credit points can be recognized.
The steps of phase 1 are described for this certificate, which certifies competences that have been acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning.

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