Academic Tutors in VET are teachers who execute specific tasks to facilitate the relationship between the student, the enterprise and the school. They then highly contribute to the quality of learning and the professionalisation of learners thanks to their great efficacy.
Therefore, their capacity to ensure correct structure and quality of tutoring will allow:

  • Consolidation and development of their professional capacity
  • Securing their professional pathway
  • Technical and commercial differentiation for their employers.

The CERTITUDE project aims to address the expectations of professionals in education in relation withthe ISO 17024 standard.
The competencies expected for these academic tutors have been formalized, shared and validated with a group of sector experts for the sake of transparency and recognition of the profile.This competence specification is a key to the implementation of the certification scheme.

Certitude Competence Specification
  • To have a recognition of the academic tutor profile based on a Competence Specification accepted by academic institutions, at European level.
  • To have a validation of the experiences which includes formal, non-formal and informal experiences and the professional results.
  • To have a picture of the progress on the VET practices, through a network of professional of education and apprenticeship.
  • To assess professional practice in regards to a European terms of reference with potential progress pathways, and to integrate a European network of certified peers.

Below are the Terms of Reference defined in the context of the Certitude project: