The focus of PETRUS III project regarding the training activities is the effective implementation of the professional development programme targeting qualification at the academic Master‟s level. This will be the topic of the two first work-packages. The broader objective of WP1 and WP2 is to define how the training provision leading to high-level qualifications might best be configured to meet the end-users demand for skills linked to associate professional occupations. For this purpose the consortium will use the “European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training” (ECVET) as practical instrument. WP1 will apply the general “philosophy” of the ECVET system to the case of radioactive waste disposal. The first task in introducing ECVET system is the establishment of the Learning Outcomes that will shape the content of the training programme. Learning outcomes are statements of what a learner knows, understands, and is able to do on completion of a learning process. They are used as a basis for credit transfer and accumulation.
The consortium will precisely clarify the knowledge, skills and competence a holder of a qualification must have acquired to satisfy a specific job profile in geological disposal field. In this frame, cooperation with the IGD-TP and its Competence Maintenance, Education and Training working group will be instrumental. Such a link will be created through WP4. Furthermore, to better integrate the ECVET principles, the PETRUS III partners will contact and cooperate with National Teams of ECVET experts, established under the Lifelong Learning Programme of DG EAC and will take benefit from the experience of the ECVET Network; among participants to the project some are already members.