Vocational Education and Training (VET) Credit Conversion System

Following the establishment of the Bruges Communiqué, Malta embarked on the Vocational Education and Training (VET) Credit Conversion System project with the aim of testing and implementing the ECVET credit system at a national level. This was supported by the Leonardo da Vinci project for Lifelong Learning of the European Commission.

The main project outcomes were:
  • creating a national understanding of the ECVET concept, what it entails, its scope and advantages, and the importance of its implementation at both national and European level;
  • the development and implementation of a process for the conversion exercise.
  • the establishment of the ECVET Conversion Manual to serve as a national tool for all VET providers in Malta wanting to adhere to and implement the ECVET tool for mobility and lifelong learning.
  • Through this project 30 courses were selected from different VET providers. The courses represented a variety of areas and fields of study at different MQF levels from both the public and private sector, featuring a variety of Initial VET (IVET) courses and Continuous VET (CVET) courses targeted for all ages of the population. The project tested of the conversion process on the 30 selected courses, changing them from their traditional system to one which uses ECVET. Based on the templates and methodologies developed and tested on the 30 VET courses, the ECVET Conversion Manual​ was developed.  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​