The TRECVET Project team is very pleased to announce that its software tool has stood up to all recent testing and that means there will be an objective way to make qualifications more comparable.
Over the last months the TRECVET project team have redesigned and simplified the TRECVET software tool and based on latest results are now confident that it will produce a successful outcome for the project.
To demonstrate how the tool works, the project will compare three similar qualifications from three different countries. From the UK, the Yachtmaster Offshore, from Germany, the SSS and from Spain, the PPER. Each of these qualifications allow the holder to skipper commercially a vessel up to 24 meters in length. However, none of the qualifications are recognized by any of the other countries.
We have within the project three experts, each representing one of the above qualifications:
For the UK sylabus, Michael John, for the Spanish syllabus Gérman de Melo and for the German syllabus Uwe Petersen.
These experts are using the TRECVET tool to breakdown their own syllabus into ‘Fundamental Elements’ (FEs).
A FE is the smallest logical teaching block of knowledge or skill derived from breaking down a qualification or syllabus.