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PROMETEO: Promoting mobility and transparency for fourth level logistics and transport qualifications

Promoting mobility and transparency for fourth level logistics and transport qualifications

To be competitive, logistics companies across Europe require an efficient and organised transport and distribution function. To enable this, a skilled and competent workforce is required.

However, the training offer available does not always meet the needs of the sector. For example, in some European countries there are no EQF Level 4 qualifications to help with the progression and development of professionals.

The project aims to bridge the gap between supply and demand by developing 4th EQF Level qualifications for logistics and transport activities, which will help to improve the competences of workers and trainees. The qualifications will be defined in accordance with the principles of ECVET (KSC, LOs, Unit of LOs, points), using the methodology developed by CENTRAL.

This project will develop 4th Level qualifications using a ‘top-down’ approach. It will utilise existing 5th Level qualifications to draw up a pathway of skills development between the two levels.

The objective is to facilitate professional growth, in particular mobility, in vertical direction (different levels) and not just a horizontal direction (acquiring credits for qualifications of the same level).

Further details are available on the project website: http://www.prometeotraining.eu/

Programme: Lifelong Learning Programme  – Leonardo da Vinci – Tol

Partners: ITL (IT – lead partner); AFT (FR), FireDog Research (UK), DEKRA (GE); LE FOREM (BE); TCM-UGT (SP)

Supporting Institutions: Emilia-Romagna Region, Upper Technical Institute (ITS) of Piacenza, University of Ljubljana, National Commission for Labour and Vocational Training.

Good research isn’t just ticking a box. Good research changes lives.

Dr Ross MoloneyResearch should not be undertaken for research’s sake. It has to be robust and impactful and change lives. Research is not meant to tick a box, lie on a dusty shelf, prop open a door or be there for the kids to scribble on.

Dr Ross Moloney, Managing Director, FireDog Research

SEMLEP: Cultural & Creative Sector Research. FireDog Research to help provide the ‘bigger picture’


FireDog Research win SEMLEP tender for Cultural, Creative and Visitor Economy Research

FireDog Research are absolutely delighted to have been awarded the Cultural and Creative Contract by SEMLEP.

Our  team are thrilled at the prospect on working on such a unique, exciting and regionally significant programme.

FireDog have proposed a study will work with employers and stakeholders within the Arts, Heritage, Sports, Visitor Economy, Creative and Cultural Industries (AHSVEC&C) to:

  • research and analyse specific AHSVEC&C skills, knowledge and intelligence needs around staff recruitment, retention and workplace skills development, Apprenticeships and Traineeships
  • identify common themes around skill development and skills shortages and evidence where precise action is needed within an audience of key business across the sector.
  • demonstrate the overall value and importance to the local economy of the AHSVEC&C industries and identify the training and development needs of owner managers to help support and grow their business.
  • work with the 11 local authorities in the SEM region in a mapping exercise to improve regional and national collaboration.
  • provide the AHSVEC&C sectors and visitor economy with information, analysis, knowledge and tools that will enable them access new talent, source funding opportunities and put in place sustainability recommendations and proposals to take advantage of future growth opportunities.

Contact the team at FireDog Research to find out more.