ENQA is a partner in the EU-funded Towards Excellence in Engineering Curricula for Dual Education (TEEDE) project. Within the TEEDE framework, European partner universities are sharing their experiences implementing dual education programmes (sometimes called alternance training, where students alternate periods at school and on the job) with higher education institutions in Cambodia, China, India, and Russia. While ENQA is responsible for carrying out the project’s quality plan, it is also responding to a need from non-European partners, as they develop and pilot dual education programmes in the own institutions, to share recommendations and good practices relating to the quality and quality assurance of dual education programmes in Europe.
Of the information shared already, partners have found the Commission des titres d’ingénieur’s (CTI) standards and guidelines (called “références et orientations”) helpful, as well as examples of evidence that are collected during CTI’s external reviews. The Quality Code’s indicators of sound practice for managing higher education provision with others (Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, United Kingdom) and the European Network for Accreditation of Engineering Education (ENAEE) EUR-ACE® Framework Standards and Guidelines have also been useful. ENQA invites institutions and agencies with experience in dual education programmes to share their good quality practices for further dissemination to TEEDE project partners.