Quality assurance is a vital factor for all economic sectors, in order to ensure business sustainability and quality of delivered results. In education and training, quality assurance is given particular attention, in line with European policies for lifelong learning.
In schools and universities, exist common acceptable European quality criteria, indicators and evaluation methodologies. In vocational training, there are developments around European Quality Assurance Reference Framework (EQARF). In adult education, however, due to the diversity of the institutes that deliver it, quality assurance is missing or not guaranteed.
QUADRAT project develops and delivers a training course and innovative software support, addressed to managers, administrative staff and trainers of adult training institutes in the subject of Quality Management.
In more details, the project develops:
- A training course in the theme of quality assurance in adult learning and the implementation of quality management systems (ISO 9001, ISO 29990).
- Adapted and new training material, including key competencies of staff and case studies of the application of ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 29990 in adult training organization procedures.
- A software for the management of documents, according the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 29990:2010.
- Delivery of the training course in two occasions, using in-service training funding scheme.
The project results are available in 5 languages (English, Greek, Spanish, Italian and Hungarian) and are expected to empower managers and staff of adult training organizations to be actively involved and engaged in the designing and implementation of quality management systems thus contributing to the quality improvement of processes and services of these organisations.
The consortium is composed by 4 private institutions with great experience in the field of Adult Training and Quality Assurance from Greece, Spain, Italy and Hungary. For more information please see our Partners.