Assess Plus Project Update – Jan 2021

O2 draft training modules content

Within the Assess Plus project, work is ongoing into the development of content for ASSESS PLUS Virtual Campus (IO2). This process will create a structured set of innovative Training contents and Practical Activites on Skills Audits in Adult Education, developed on the basis of the European Framework of Competences (IO1).

INQS is responsible for learning unit 1, which outlines Knowing and applying the legislative framework and background of skills audit and which focuses on:


  • Describe the laws regulating skills audit in his/her own country / sector


  • Applying the legislative framework of skills auditing;
  • Describe the laws regulating skills auditing;
  • Observe legal regulations relevant for implementing skills audit;
  • Select the useful documents to set up skills audit;
  • Use computer programs to build databases with relevant information to design skills audit programmes;
  • Prepare contractual arrangements with potential users;

Responsibility & Autonomy

  • Find information on the national and the European educational systems;
  • Organize the documents and collected information inside an updatable database

As part of this process, we can share some of the draft content for this output here. The below outlines an overview of the status of laws regulating skills audits across Europe

In addition to legal considerations connected to the country, the sector, the industry, etc you are in, there are some broad – but important – additional elements related to the person undertaking the skills audit which you need to consider also. 

GDPR – as part of this process, you will naturally be required to gather data from the individual undertaking the skills audit. 

The area of consent is an important element which must not be lost in the process. As outlined above, it is important to be aware of your responsibilities in the task of gathering information on an individual, that all relevant information around this has been communicated to them and that they have clearly given consent for all of this to proceed.

Who owns the results and the resources which “generate” the skills audit is an area to be clear upon. In most cases, the process is owned by the individual. This individual ownership results in one of the main effects of a skills audit: better awareness of ones’ capabilities. 

It is important to ensure that the confidentiality of the developed outputs is agreed upon. It will be the responsibility of the individual or organisation conducting the skills audit to present the terms of confidentiality related to the skills audit and for the person undertaking it to agree to these terms.

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