Benchmark Skills-Key to Education and Training of Adults Secondary Level Guidelines for the Operationalisation of Credit System

in January 2008 Operationalisation of Credit system in Referential Key Skills - Secondary Level The consultation of this document does not replace the reading of the Reference of Key Competencies for Education and Training of Adults Making. 1. In the frame work of the Reference Key Skills Level Secondary (RCC - NS) competences are form ulated in an integrated manner, from different dimensions worked in every area o f key competences. For each competency, standards of evidence are presented whic h consist of various actions by which the adult indicates the target area of com petence. - Secondary Level and its Guide The criteria of evidence identified for each competency are structured according to three elements of complexity: type I - identification, type II - type III an d understanding - intervention. The articulation of concepts power / size / evid ence criteria / elements of complexity, the second area of key skills is illustr ated in the following tables: CRITERIA FOR EVIDENCE OF COMPLEXITY organized by elements Citizenship Competence Professionalism (COP) and Type I - Type II identification - understanding Type III - Intervention CRITERIA FOR EVIDENCE / DIMENSION OF JURISDICTION CRITERIA FOR EVIDENCE / DIMENSION OF JURISDICTION / ELEMENTS OF COMPLEXITY (SEE EXAMPLE OF CRITERIA-SHEETS OF EVIDENCE) (*) Social dimension Type I - Type II identification - understanding Type III - Type I action - Ident ification Type II - Type III comprehension intervention - Type I - Type II ident ification - understanding Type III - Intervention Competence in Society, Technology and Science (CTS) Technological dimension Scientific dimension (*) Please note that the chips-example provided in the Guide to Making constitut e possible proposals for working with adults, drawn from the concrete contents of each unit of competence . If you do not fit the profile / life history of a particular adult must be wor ked out new chips from the contents of the units of competency. CRITERIA FOR EVIDENCE / DIMENSION OF JURISDICTION CRITERIA FOR EVIDENCE / DIMENSION OF JURISDICTION / ELEMENTS OF COMPLEXITY (SEE EXAMPLE OF CRITERIA-SHEETS OF EVIDENCE) (*) Cultural dimension Type I - Type II identification - understanding Type III - Type I action - Ident ification Type II - Type III comprehension intervention - Type I - Type II ident

ification - understanding Type III - Intervention Competence in Culture, Language and Communication (CLC) Linguistic dimension Communicational dimension (*) Please note that the chips-example provided in the Guide to Making constitut e possible proposals for working with adults, drawn from the concrete contents of each unit of competence . If you do not fit the profile / life history of a particular adult must be wor ked out new chips from the contents of the units of competency. 2. Validation of Competencies in Citizenship and Professionalism (CP), each comp etency is validated when a criterion of evidence shows the complexity of which i s type III. CRITERIA FOR EVIDENCE OF COMPLEXITY organized by elements Citizenship Competence Professionalism (COP) and Type I - Type II identification - understanding Type III - Intervention In Society, Technology and Science (CTS) and Culture Language and Communication (CLC), to be validated competency, must be analyzed the criteria for evidence of three dimensions of competence, and, in at least one dimension, will have to ev idence, necessarily, a criterion of complexity type III, the other two dimension s may have different combinations of type I and type II, but never their absence total. 3 Example of a validation possible at STC, which applies to the same extent CLC. CRITERIA FOR EVIDENCE / DIMENSION OF JURISDICTION CRITERIA FOR EVIDENCE / DIMENSION OF JURISDICTION / ELEMENTS OF COMPLEXITY Type I - Type II identification - understanding Type III - Type I action - Identifica tion Type II - Type III comprehension intervention - Type I - Type II identifica tion - understanding Type III - Intervention Social dimension Competence in Society, Technology and Science (CTS) Technological dimension Scientific dimension Note - Other combinations are possible since, in one dimension, there is type II I. 3. Allocation of Credits RCC-NS consists of 88 skills,€RVCC process should be co nducted covering the maximum number of powers of Reference. 1 Areas of competence CP STC CLC Units of Competency (UC) 8 7 7

Skills 32 (4 skills by UC) 28 (4 skills by UC) 28 (4 skills by UC) = 88 Total sk ills Obtaining a loan requires a showing that adult competence (1 credit = 1 competen ce) in accordance with the guidelines set out in section 2, so every adult can o btain a maximum of 88 credits (the credit system provided no way to assigning va lues less than 1 credit). 1 Browse the 88 skills, means confronting the history of adult life with the diffe rent areas key skills, core generators and reference areas - private context (DR1), profess ional (DR2), institutional (DR3) and macro-structural (DR4). 4 4. Certification Secondary Level For the candidate is certified, it is necessary to verify simultaneously the fol lowing requirements: obtaining at least 44 credits: 16 in CP, 14 and 14 at STC i n CLC, the validation of at least , two powers in each UC. Then, we present two examples intended to clarify under what conditions should b e given or not given the certification that the requirements listed above. Example 1: Units of competence of the RCC - NS areas of key competences CP STC C LC UC 1 UC 2 UC 3 UC 4 UC 5 UC 7 UC UC 6 8 No skills validated 19 16 14 T = 49 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Four skills In this case the adult can be certified because, in addition to having exceeded the minimum number of credits required, validated at least two skills in each un it of competence. Example 2: Units of competence of the RCC - NS areas of key competences CP STC C LC UC 1 UC 2 UC 3 UC 4 UC 5 UC 7 UC UC 6 8 No skills validated 22 15 15 T = 52

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Four skills In this case the adult can not be certified because, despite having exceeded the minimum number of credits required, not validated at least two skills in each u nit of competence. 5 5. Highlights HIGHLIGHTS skills validation CP In each competency should be validated when a te st shows evidence of complex type III In CLC STC and each competency should be v alidated when, in at least one dimension, if a test shows evidence of complex ty pe III and in others, different combinations of type I and type II or type III. Allocation of Credit Obtaining a 1 credit implies that the adult showing a juris diction (1 credit = 1 competence) Secondary Level Certification Examination, sim ultaneously, the following requirements: Obtain at least 44 credits: 16 in CP, 1 4 at STC and 14 at CLC Validation of at least two skills in each UC 6