Donnerstag 17. August 2017

ECVET-TOUR: Competence Matrices for Cook and Commercial Assistant

Competence Matrix
Educational Field(s):
Vocational Education and Training
Core Theme:
Assessment and Recognition
Target Group(s):
Social Partners, Professional and Sectoral Bodies
Teachers and Trainers (Education and Training)
Trainers and Mentors in the Workplace
Economic Sector(s):
Accommodation and food service activities
Product Description

In the ECVET-TOUR project, the existing VQTS (Vocational Qualification Transfer System) model was used to visualise and present the required knowledge, skills and competences for two recognised and important professions within the hospitality and tourism sector. Resultant Competence Matrices were produced for the profiles of ‘Cook’ and ‘Hotel-and-Restaurant-Trade Commercial Assistant’. Each of the competence matrices presents different fields of competence (e.g. purchasing; menu composition; room sales; administration) and considers key stages in competence development.

Needs, Context and Use

In all areas of learning development and delivery, it is important to know the key competences that would enable successful practice in the targeted profession. In the case of the hospitality and tourism sector, two professions were selected as a starting point yet with room for continued development or adaptation to other professions and sub-sectors. Resultant materials have the potential to support course or programme development, including where there is a work-based or workplace learning element, or might simply encourage more tightly defined recruitment practice in the future.

Co-funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union