Le Certificate of Advanced Studies - CAS sur l'intervention dans des dispositifs de développement des compétences fait partie du Diploma of Advanced Studies (Executive Diploma) sur le développement des compétences. Le CAS, organisé en collaboration avec la Haute Ecole fédérale en Formation Professionnelle, est un parcours de 10 ECTS pour les décideurs et les praticiens de l'EFTP / développement des compétences, articulé autour de trois modules qui portent respectivement sur la pédagogie professionnelle, la gestion des Centres de formation professionnelle et la numérisation des dispositifs de formation professionnelle.
The Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) on Intervention in Competency Development is part of the Diploma of Advanced Studies (Executive Diploma) on Competency Development. Organized in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Institute of Vocational Education and Training, the CAS is a 10-ECTS course for decision-makers and practitioners in TVET / skills development, articulated around three modules that focus respectively on vocational pedagogy, the management of vocational training centres, and the digitization of vocational training systems. The Certificate of Advanced Studies is central to decision-making in respect of these systems, contributing to the emergence of skills-development ecosystems at the regional, national and local levels for one or more economic sectors. The objective of the CAS is to enable the actors of an ecosystem to act with full awareness and interact with other actors and ecosystems related to the labour market. The proposed training will strengthen the participants' capacities and so 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 in conjunction with the Swiss Federal Institute of Vocational Education and Training, which is the cornerstone of capacity building within the Swiss TVET system, widely considered to be the world reference in the sector. In its design, this offer has received technical and financial support from the French Development Agency.
The target audience of this pathway will consist primarily but not exclusively of adults from developing or emerging countries who are responsible for TVET/skills development systems, or who have experience in these areas. The pathway targets people who are active in the definition and implementation of public policies related to skills development systems: - employees of ministries responsible for technical and vocational education and training/skills development, employment or finance, or of other line ministries that oversee training activities; - representatives of employers' and workers' organizations, members of civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations working in the area of skills development; - representatives of mixed public-private institutions (e.g. observatories, agencies, funds); - managers of technical and vocational education and training systems (e.g., vocational training centre directors, general supervisors, supervisors of works, heads of studies, school-enterprise relations officers, national education inspectors); - professionals in educational relations, teachers, trainers, educational psychologists, guidance counsellors, pedagogical advisers or tutors in different training locations such as companies, schools and training centres; - staff of international cooperation institutions and agencies, including UN agencies and development banks.
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
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.