EU Business Mentor Competence Certification Scheme

Workplace Based Learning (WBL) mentors implementing and organizing WBL in enterprises are in the front-line and at the core of quality WBL playing an important role to achieve a successful WBL procedure. The “European Framework for Quality and Effective Apprenticeships” (October 2017),  emphasizes the necessity for teachers, trainers and in company mentors to “update their skills and competences in order to train apprentices according to the latest teaching and training methods and labour market needs”.

The project addresses this necessity by developing a training curriculum and a competence certification scheme for WBL Mentors.

EFCoCert & ViaSyst are in charge of developing the WBL Mentor competence certification scheme.


Project Partners

Main outputs

  1. A full training course for WBL mentors, embedding assessment & recognition of prior knowledge
  2. An operable ISO 17024 compliant competence certification scheme for workplace mentors (EFCoCert)
  3. An e-course for WBL mentors
  4. An IT platform for remote competence certification of mentors (ViaSyst)


Duration 01/10/2018 – 30/09/2020

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