Professional driver training in Europe


  • "Vocational education and training schemes for professional drivers in Europe", January 2012
    (Short summary EN, kurze Zusammenfassung DE)
    This report presents the landscape of vocational education and training opportunities for professional drivers in the countries represented in the project and summarizes its scope of application as well as its acceptance and appraisal by stakeholders in the branch. Thereby, initial and continuous vocational education and training schemes are equally considered. Furthermore the paper dives deeper into the national implementation approaches of directive 2003/59/EC being the training schemes with the major impact on professional drivers’ vocational qualification in Europe since it came into effect. It describes these implementation approaches, highlights commonalities and differences and puts them into relation with the national vocational education and training systems and, if applicable, parallel VET schemes for professional drivers in the researched countries. Finally the paper displays already existing or emerging interfaces between professional driver qualification in the investigated countries and the European Qualifications Frameworks.
    The paper has been developed by DEKRA and VTL in the framework of WP 2 on the current status of professional driver training in Europe and serves as resource for the WPs 4 and 6.
  • Country case studies on the implementation of directive 2003/59/EC in selected countries, June - August 2011
    _Country case study Austria, prepared by 3s research laboratory (AT) (v.2, July 2012)
    _Country case study Germany, prepared by DEKRA Akademie GmbH (DE)
    _Country case study Hungary, prepared by DEKRA Akademie Kft. (HU)
    _Country case study Italy, prepared by Tk Formazione (IT)
    _Country case study The Netherlands, prepared by VTL (NL)
    _Country case study Spain, prepared by ASIMAG (ES)
    _Country case study United Kingdom, prepared by FTA (UK)
  • "Methods and Assessment in Professional Driver Training", December 2011
    (Short summary EN)
    This ProfDRV paper on assessment and methods within initial and further education of professional driver describes differences and similarities in the partner countries and reflect on further developments and research demands in terms of training/teaching methods applied within professional driver training and in terms of assessment methods and tools. Furthermore the importance of a well defined quality management is discussed just as the necessity to focus methods and assessment on all three EQF categories "knowledge", "skills" and "competences" instead of limiting education and training to "knowledge" as it is the case mostly at the moment.
    The paper has been prepared by Institut Technik und Bildung (DE) in the context of WP 2 "VET schemes for professional drivers" as a contribution to the WP 2 and 4.

  • "European findings on VET for professional drivers in Europe", December 2011
    The European findings summarise the major findings and conclusions drawn from the initial research undertaken within ProfDRV. It discusses the findings on directive 2003/59/EC with regard to the Europe 2020 strategy and draws conclusions on the directes implementation in this regard.
    The paper has been elaborated by the ProfDRV partner VTL (NL) in the context of WP 2 "VET schemes for professional drivers" as a contribution to the WP 4 and 5.