Best Practices

Best Practices 2019-12-03T13:11:18+00:00



Work Progress

2. An article about our project will be published in the Magazine of Vocational Training School & Adult center –
paperback – 1000 copies and has also digital version

3. Going to the movies with a group of adult learners /12/12)

We shared the group’s reflection on the film in Erasmus Corner
Trailer –

4. Recognition, Validation and Certification of Competences System (RVCCS)

11 adults from our non-teaching staff were certified through this process. The RVCC process includes three stages: recognition (of knowledge, know-how and skills of each applicant), validation (of skills through a standard assessment)The RVCCS enables adults to receive accreditation for skills and competencies that they have acquired in different learning contexts, including their personal, professional and social life. There are two types of RVCC processes: Educational RVCC (RVCC Escolar) and Occupational RVCC (RVCC Pro).

RVCC Pro can be initiated by adults (18 and over) who acquired knowledge and skills through their work experience by presenting an application to the Qualifying Centers, and certification of skills (formalised by issuing a certificate of basic education at level 1, 2 or 3 or a secondary education diploma, depending on the case).

The recognition of adult skills aims to identify and recognise all the skills listed in the key competencies frameworks, according to the level in which the person is to be certified.

In the RVCC process it is intended that the adults prove evidence of the skills acquired throughout their life process. These processes may or may not include complementary training. If the adult needs extra skills to obtain validation in the areas of key references, he/she can access additional training of up to a maximum of 50 hours in order to complete the RVCC process. The Qualifying Center proceeds to his/her referral to an external modality of education / training.

Once completed the process of recognition and validation of competencies, the adult is presented to a jury composed by the pedagogical team at the Qualifying Center and by an external evaluator. There, he/she performs a brief presentation of the work done during the process and demonstrates, once again, capacity of reflection on the journey developed.

This initiative is integrated in the European policy for the validation and recognition of professional competencies. The process relies on the use of instruments that can recognise and validate professional competencies, following the completion of a purposely designed certification exam and jury.

Local press –
EPATV Qualifying Center –

5. modular training for adults

– ITC in operation with 15 adults
– English starts in January 2018 with 15 adults

6. Visits with adult courses

– Preparing visit to Viana do Castelo Polytechnic Institute (IPVC) in February 2018 ( in post-work / night time)

7. Article written by Paulo Antunes

Portuguese Magazine

8. Local newspaper «O Vilaverdense» January 2018