The Quality Assessment Plan has been delivered

This document describes the ENhANCE Project quality management with a particular focus on the quality assurance in terms of 1) quality of the project’s results and outcomes, and 2) compliance with reference standards (ECVET, EQAVET, EQF and ESCO).

At the beginning of the plan, the integration of quality assurance into the overall concept of the project is explained and important interfaces to other work packages or the associated partner institutions are described. How the quality assessment takes place in detail and at which significant points in time or milestones the support by those involved in WP8 takes place is explained below. This of course includes the explanations on the planned use of the methods, tools and documents; the quality assurance procedures will be described in detail, focusing on the two aspects ‘Result Quality’ and ‘Process Quality’. In particular, the collaboration with WP6 – the evaluation of the curriculum to be developed, the evaluation of the learning tools – and the implementation of the pilots will be discussed. The involvement of External Experts plays an important role in maintaining the independence of the meta-evaluation and in further increasing the overall quality of the project. In chapter 7, a work plan will give an overview of the deadlines and publications planned for quality assurance activities. In order to increase the targeted quality standards further, self-evaluation loops are planned, which are described in Chapter 8.

This report will conclude with a description of the reporting and sustainability activities as well as a chapter on ‘discussion and conclusion’ to summarise the activities and results of Work Package 8 so far and prepare the next report by bringing open questions to attention and suggesting ways to answer them in the following deliverable.

All in all, the document offers the possibility of orientation with regard to ensuring the qualitative aspects of project implementation. It enables the measurement of selfformulated quality goals and provides a guideline to achieve them. The content objectives for ensuring compliance with ECVET, EQAVET, EQF and ESCO standards should thus be feasible.

Authors: Lars Oertel (AWV), Madeleine Diab (AFBB), Francesca Pozzi (CNR-ITD), Flavio Manganello (CNR-ITD).