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There is a need for specific requirements for personnel conducting Destructive Testing (DT) that include proper specialised training and testing, as in the case of the personnel who performs Non-Destructive Testing, a sector with a broad training offer (contrary to specific VET training courses in DT, which are practically inexistent).

TRUST project will address the development of a new professional profile (European Destructive Testing Technician - EDTT), its specific curricula and Qualification standard.

TRUST target groups are young trainees involved in I-VET, trainees with working experience and professionals already working in DT field who lack the required qualification or need to upskill through C-VET. By developing a new EDTT Qualification, they will be given the opportunity to acquire the required skills and competences to work in DT of welded joints on industrial laboratories and a proper recognition of their functions, thus replying to this need, as identified to the European Committee for Standardization (CEN).

TRUST – desTRUctive teSting Technician project (2020-1-PL01-KA202-081820) aims to reply to the need for a Qualification that specifically addresses Destructive Testing of welded joints by creating a new European Destructive Testing Technician professional profile and qualification standard, targeting not only young trainees involved in Initial Vocational Education and Training (I-VET), but also professionals who already work in this area but are looking for specialised training , thus allowing them the opportunity to upskill through Continuous Vocational Education and Training (C-VET).

TRUST project aims to:

  • Deliver a European Qualification that will improve the quality of VET system by incorporating an RPL process and common European tools (Learning Outcomes, EQF and ECVET) that foster mutual trust among VET systems;
  • Develop and implement a new qualification programme for Destructive Testing encompassing specific contents and methods, also ensuring transparency and recognition between European countries;
  • Develop a qualification programme and enhance integration of offer in countries with lower engagement or access it;
  • Promote language learning and linguistic diversity by providing both multinational glossary and pilot training;
  • Increase transparency of competences and qualifications for the manufacturing sector.

TRUST outcomes will include a specific training curricula, educational materials, practical exercises and assessment tools based on innovative pedagogical methods rooted on a learner-centered approach, resulting in six interconnected Intellectual Outputs.