CollegesWales International, as the designated National Reference Point (NRP) for European Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training (EQAVET), has been able to access European funding to undertake research into issues of relevance to the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector in Wales. These projects, worth approximately €250k, have allowed us to investigate how systems in Wales compare to those in the rest of Europe. The work has resulted in three reports. 

We look into the acquisition of skills for the Retail, Tourism and Hospitality sectors in Wales

Gammon, egg and chips in a pub, night after night - 2016/17 

This report explores the relationship between higher level skills and on economic resilience

Building a better Wales - Lessons from Europe - 2017/19 

The report Where Did They Go? provides an insight into the varied VET graduate tracking measures across Europe

Where did they go? - 2019/21 

Take a look at our video explaining VET Education in the context of Wales which will provide an useful basis before looking at our projects: 


Our Project Officer Phil Whitney leads on the EQAVET projects on behalf of CollegesWales International: Phil.Whitney@colegaucymru.ac.uk

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CQFW Alignment The Recognition of Prior Learning

Running time

1st April 2019 – 31st March 2021 

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