Introduction and methodology - development of an LQF

At the beginning of the project Metalog, the partners agreed on two relevant aspects for the development of an LQF:

1. The LQF should use the current European Qualifications Framework (EQF) as a reference-system. The EQF is designed as a meta-framework: „A European Qualification Framework should help to relate national and sectoral qualifications frameworks and systems. Thus the transfer and the recognition of the qualifications of individual citizens will be facilitated” (Commission of the European Community 2005, p. 4). As the EQF has no validity for concrete sectors, the LQF was meant to link the EQF-descriptors to the qualifications and competencies in the logistics sector.

2. The outcome-orientation of the EQF as a classification of learning outcomes – independent from the way of requiring them – had to be implemented in the LQF as well. The partners agreed on a research approach which was already proven and tested to develop an SQF for the Automotive Sector in the project CarEasyVET: the work process based approach. In addition, the results from this approach should be amended by results from previous projects in the logistics sector.

This means, that the development of the LQF was started from a workplace demand perspective that focusses on skills and qualification levels required at the workplace – in contrast to a training supply perspective, that considers skills and levels offered by the trainings system (cf. Spöttl & Ruth, 2011b). The work process based approach allows to access technology and work not only at the level of general structures but also to identify the knowledge incorporated in practical work and to get a deep insight into the internal structure of work (cf. Spöttl, 2007) -> complete article


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