Joint Qualification for Vocational Education and Training (VET) centres in the field of Cultural Tourism


Recent years, cultural tourism is the spearhead of any efforts for the diversification of the tourism offer particularly to overcome the seasonality of the «sea and sun» model. However, human capital resources for an enterprise operating in the cultural tourism sector is in great need. CultVET, a 2-year-long project, is aiming to contribute to the further growth of the tourism sector through the development of a European Joint Qualification for VET centres in the cultural tourism field, with a strong work-based component. The participants in this Joint Qualification will have the chance to be trained for a 3-mounth apprenticeship period through a joint curriculum based on the needs of the sector, collaborating with their colleagues in other countries and learning through their participation in a real work environment. Young people will be able to use their knowledge, skills and competencies obtained directly in the field and increase thus their employability while satisfying the skills needs of the sector.


CultuVET project main outputs:

  • Qualification Profile: Definition of a detailed qualification profile based on the European Hospitality Tourism Skills Passport and with the input of focus group to be organized in each country with the participation of minimum 25 people.
  • Assessment standards: Assessment standards are going to be designed for all the learning outcomes and project facilities and are going to include both classroom training activities and work-based learning.
  • Joint curriculum: Through the creation of a working group and the close cooperation with stakeholders and companies from the sector a joint curriculum is going to be formed which will be describing the specific competences that learners need to acquire.
  • Quality Assurance mechanisms: Admission Criteria, Admission Management, Cooperation Agreement, Uality Criteria for the work-based learning component, Capacity Building for SMES, Communication Platform, Communication Protocols, Apprenticeship Training Plan, Training Logbook