The Certificate of Advanced Studies - CAS on Intervention in Skills Development Systems is part of the Diploma of Advanced Studies (Executive Diploma) on Competence Development. The CAS, organised in collaboration with the Swiss Federal university for Vocational Education and Training (SFUVET), is a 10 ECTS learning path for decision-makers and practitioners in TVET / skills development, structured around three modules which respectively cover vocational pedagogy, management of vocational training centres and digitalisation of vocational training systems.
The specialisation path in skills development offers personalised training pathway that can be completed in four years.
The CAS on Intervention in skills development systems is positioned at the operational heart of these systems, contributing to the emergence of skills development ecosystems at regional, national and local levels for an economic sector and/or several economic sectors.
The objective of the CAS is to enable the actors of this ecosystem to act in full awareness and to interact with other actors and other ecosystems linked to the labour market.
The proposed training contributes to the reinforcement of the participants' capacities in order to improve their participation in training-integration-employment schemes, with the ultimate objective of accompanying the development of people's skills and their integration into the labour market, with schemes adapted to their specific needs.
The ITCILO has designed and is implementing this offer with the Swiss Federal university for Vocational Education and Training (SFUVET), which is the cornerstone of capacity building within the Swiss TVET system, widely considered to be the world reference in the sector. The design of this offer has been supported technically and financially by the Agence Française de Développement.
The target audience for this pathway consist primarily, but not exclusively, of adults from developing or emerging countries who are in charge of or have experience in TVET / skills development systems.
The pathway targets people who are active in the definition and implementation of public policies on skills development systems:
Hybrid training, innovative and participatory learning methodologies, study visits, integrated use of technology
The Diploma brings all participants to the two campuses in Turin and Lausanne, for face-to-face learning experiences
Candidates will be able to access official certification for the CAS as well as for each of its three modules
Each participant decides his/her own pace: certificates can be overlapped for a period of 4 years to obtain the CAS
The participant is at the centre of the creation of his/her pathway, as he/she can choose to:
The CAS Intervention in skills development systems is structured around three hybrid modules on topics related to vocational pedagogy, the management of vocational training centres and socio-professional integration systems, and the digitalisation of skills development systems.
At the end of the training course, the CAS will enable participants to develop the competences presented below.
Management of Vocational Training Centres and Socio-professional Integration Schemes
Digitalisation of skills development systems
Participants who complete all three modules will complete their CAS course.
The accreditation of the training path and the certification of the learners' competences for the delivery of the CAS are carried out by the SFUVET and the ITCILO in a co-certification logic.
Learners who validate a training module obtain a Module Certificate worth between 3 and 4 ECTS depending on the case. Learners who have successfully completed the CAS will be awarded the related certification by the SFUVET and the ITCILO.
The admission to the CAS continuing education programme requires the following cumulative conditions:
Or admission by application
The Centre can rely on the expertise of the ILO, which is rooted in a century of standard setting and technical assistance in skills development. This experience has provided a deep understanding of how TVET/Skills Development systems can become effective and sustainable in the long term, as well as a set of proven tools and models that can be adapted to national contexts.
The ILO's leading role in international cooperation on skills development also means that the Centre is able to draw on a wide network of expertise within the UN system, the technical partners, the academic world and beyond.