The Employability/ Shadow grid

This grid shall be applicable for the assessment of qualifications as well as for the evaluation of frameworks qualifications refer to. It shall test how far descriptions of frameworks and qualifications make visible what  the learning outcomes of qualification processes are in terms of work process requirements, thus supporting employment at the European labour market.

  • Employability grid / EQF Shadow grid
    (Draft employability grid v.1)
    The deliverable “Employability grid” describes an approach to develop a holistic model of abilities required for working as a professional and the related learning objectives by mirroring the work process. This draft is based on the analysis outcomes described in del. “Methodological approach for a holistic and functional description of work processes” and on further investigation of this approach in relation to different sectors, NQFs and SQFs. Furthermore this document outlines basic considerations that lead to this draft and discusses its general applicability and usability in praxis.

  • Key questions for NQF and SQF analysis
    Starting from the draft instrument presented in deliverable “Draft employability grid” key questions have been developed that can be used in order to analyse NQFs, SQFs and “isolated” qualifications regarding the criterion of “creating employability”. This document outlines basic considerations that lead to these key questions and will discuss their general applicability and usability in praxis. Therefore it is the basis for further investigations primarily in WP 3 and 4 of this project.

  • Methodical approach for a holistic and functional description of work processes
    This deliverable documents different approaches to describe work processes considered for further investigation within this project as well as their selection criteria and the approach applied in order to analyse them. Furthermore it documents the analysis results and the conclusions drawn from analysis. Finally it presents a methodological approach for a holistic and functional description of work processes and discusses its usability for deriving a system of abilities from the work process description received.

The application of the employability/ shadow grid has been explored and tested in the context of:

Based on the project results a number of recommendations and proposals have been developed in order to enhance the facilitation of employability through qualifications frameworks.

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