Dr Ian Duncan MEP hosted the OWLS launch seminar at the EU Parliament on 25th September 2014. The event was well attended with key stakeholders interested in improving the effectiveness of vocational education and training (VET).
OWLS partners described how this on line self assessment system for VET providers has been developed through detailed research and an iterative design process working with VET providers in the field. The result is a practical tool for VET providers to use to improve the quality of their training services. One of the key aspects of the system is how VET providers have to work closely with learners and employers to work through the process.
Pilot sites have demonstrated just how effective "Taking an OWLS perspective" can be, even for very experienced VET providers. OWLS is not designed to replace any existing Quality Assurance System but to add value and compliment what providers already use. External Evaluation of the OWLS initiative has celebrated the clear instructions and support services available.
For further information please contact your local OWLS contact - See OWLS partner page on this website.