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Learning together to prevent early school drop-outs: making a model What kind of second opportunity education you have in your country? The National Qualifications Agency The ANQ’s mission is to coordinate the implementation of policies regarding vocational education and training of young people and adults, as well as to ensure the development and management of the System of Recognition, Validation and Certification of Competences. Main responsabilities One of the the ANQ’s main responsabilitie is to consolidate the diversification of educational and training offers for young people and adults bearing in mind the need to reduce exclusion, early school drop-out and the premature entrance into the labour market. Additional information Information about the Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2008 on the establishment of the EQF for Lifelong Learning is available at: http://ec.europa.eu/education/index_en.html You can also receive more information about the proposals of the European Comission and the respective national consultation regarding the constitution of a European Credits System for Vocational Education and Training. Young people Education and Training Courses Education and Training Courses (CEF) are an opportunity to conclude the compulsory education, by a course flexible and adjusted to the interests, or to proceed with the studies or education, allowing a qualified entrance in the working world. CEF In this sense, each course corresponds to an education / training stage (since Type 1 to Type 7), which access is related with the education and professional qualification level that they have already achieved. They will get a school and professional qualification at the end of each stage. CEF – For whom CEF can be useful in this case: - if they have more than 15 years of age; - if the school qualifications are lower than the 6th, the 9th or the 12th years or if the 12th year has already been concluded; - the absence of professional qualifications or interest in getting a higher professional qualification. CEF – The goal CEF will stimulate to proceed with the studies / training, allowing to get professional skills by flexible solutions, according with the interests and the need of the local job market. CEF – What are they CEF are training courses organized by a training stage sequence (since Type 1 to Type 7), according with the access qualifications and the training period. Independently of the typoloy, all CEF comprise four training components: sociocultural, scientific, technological and pratical. CEF – Curricula of the courses Type 1, 2 and 3 Sociocultural Languages, Culture Portuguese and Language, Foreign Communication Language, Information Technologies and Communication. Citizenship and Society Citizenship and Current World, Hygiene, Health and Work Safety, Physical Education CEF – Curricula of the courses Type 1, 2 and 3 Scientific Applied Sciences Applied Mathematics Specific Discipline 2 CEF – Curricula of the courses Type 1, 2 and 3 Technological Specific Unit(s) of the Techonologies Associated Qualification Itinerary CEF – Curricula of the courses Type 4, 5, 6 and 7 The only difference is for the Scientific Component: Competence – Applied Sciences Trainig - Applied Sciences Discipline (s) Specific Discipline 1, 2 and 3 (subjects / areas of scientific support to the desired professional qualification) CEF – Curricula of the courses Type 1, 2 and 3 Practical Stage in the Labor Context CEF – Training areas CEF are the jointly responsability of the Ministry of Education (ME) and of the Ministry of Labor and Social Solidarity (MTSS). In the schools under the ME custody, there are integraded courses from the following areas: CEF – Training Areas Natural environment and wild life Management and Administration Workmanship Hotel and restaurant activites Audovisual and media production Food industry Librarianship, archive and Textile, clothing, footwear and documentation leather Computer Sciences Marketing and advertising Trade Materials Accountancy and taxation Metallurgy and metal mechanics Construction Agricultural and animal Construction and motor vehicles production repair Environment protection Beauty Care Support services to children and Electricity and energy youngsters Electronics and automation Domestic Services Floriculture and gardening Forestry and hunting Therapy and rehabilitation Chemical processes technologies CEF – Training Areas There are still other courses at the Professional Training centers of Instituto do Emprego e Formação profissional and in other accredited training entities. Vocational Courses Vocational Courses are one of the secondary education level routes characterized by a strong link with the professional world. Concerning the personal profile, the learning values of these courses, the skills’development for a job performance, in articulation with the local company sector. Vocational Courses For whom Vocacional Courses can be the most adequate route, if: - the student has concluded the 9th school year, or equivalent; - the student seek a more practical education within the labor world; - the student don’t exclude the chance of continuing his education later. Vocational Courses The goal Vocational Courses are routes that fulfill several goals: - they contribute for the development of the personal and professional skills to perform a job; - they charter the training offers that correspond to the local and regional working needs; - they prepare the access to the post- secondary training or to the high education.
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