Due to the closure of the project’s coordinator, SummitSkills, in March 2017, the COSMET project ended in January 2017, almost one year early. However, the partners completed much of the work and have made the outputs available on this website under the ‘Project Outputs’ heading.
The outputs consist of:
• A report on the evidence-based learning outcomes
• A document listing the learning units
• Training resources consisting of
o Powerpoint presentations
o Case studies
o Frequently-asked questions
o Multiple-choice questions
o Learner handbook (draft – English only)
A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) has been created from these materials also available through the ‘Training resources’ sub-heading.
The third meeting of the Erasmus+ Cosmet project took place recently (November 2016) in Dusseldorf, Germany, with partners from the UK, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Poland and Spain attending.
The project partnership has been established to develop a curriculum, Open Educational Resources (OERs) and provide a framework for the development of an EU qualification in smart metering skills for construction site/project managers. The project began in September 2015 and will be completed in March 2017.
The main discussion at the meeting focused on the second and third phase of the project - the development and delivering of learning units and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC).
These will be based on learning outcomes which were established following research with industry and VET providers. (The report of the research can be found under the 'Project Outputs' tab.).
With over 250 million smart meters for electricity, gas, water expected to be installed in the EU by 2020, the work of construction site managers is already undergoing change, requiring appropriate up-skilling with combined, green and digital, competences, to supervise the commission, installation, and operation of smart metering solutions.
COSMET is co-funded by the Community program as part of the ERASMUS+ 2015. Key Action 2:Strategic Partnerships in VET.
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