An ISO 21001-EQAVET System Manager is a professional qualified to implement a management system (based on the criteria contained in EQAVET and in ISO 21001) in educational organizations, manage its processes and continuously improve them.





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VET21001 Consortium (2022). Cluster “Analyses & Evaluation”. In VET21001 Toolkit. Available at:

After having completed the suggested readings and watchings, the templates provided in cluster “Analyses & Evaluation” of the VET21001 Toolkit, can be used by learners to train, under the supervision of educators, how to plan, conduct and report an audit, including how to lead audit teams .

In courses with a longer duration, this can be done through performing a training audit in real context – e.g. in the educational organizations where the learners work (if employed in the sector) or in educational organizations that are partners to the organization delivering the course based on this curriculum and that, under that partnership, provide work-based learning experiences to the learners.

In courses with a shorter duration, this can be done through performing a simulated training audit using one or more mock case(s) provided by the educator, using role-play. Learners can work in groups and educators can distribute different audit criteria to each group to apply to the mock case, where, in turnds, learners assume the role of auditors and auditees. Besides simulation and role-play, educators can also use methods such as demonstration, autoscopy and debriefing to clarify any doubts and correct any behaviours, in order to consolidate the learning achieved.

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