EIT RawMaterials seeks an external supplier to develop a quality system for non-degree educational programmes. The quality system must be in line with the requirements of the EIT Label for non-degree courses, as described in the document “EIT Label Handbook for Quality system for non-degree education and training and EIT Competence Certification Model”.

Work required

EIT RawMaterials will require (an) expert partner(s) to undertake the following tasks:

Part 1 (once, 2023 Q1)

  • To work with the EIT RawMaterials Academy team to understand the programme portfolio and thereby to inform the development of the Quality System.
  • To design a Quality System for EIT RawMaterials which is in line with the requirements set out by the EIT.
  • To produce all required application information and documentation, as defined in the EIT Label Handbook for Quality System for non-degree education and training.

Part 2 (once, 2023 Q3-Q4)

  • Following feedback from the EIT Expert Evaluators, to adjust and expand the Quality System as recommended by the evaluators, in collaboration with the EIT RawMaterials Academy team.

Part 3 (ongoing)

  • To review submissions from non-degree education and training for EIT Labelling and arrange their assessment according to the criteria laid out in the previously defined and approved EIT Label Quality System.

At present, EIT RawMaterials is seeking offers only for part 1 of the aforementioned tasks, with parts 2 and 3 to be negotiated following successful completion of part 1; it is expected that the successful bidder for part 1 will be in a strong position to undertake parts 2 and 3.

Experience needed

Required:

  • Prior experience of developing accreditation or quality criteria in an educational context
  • Prior experience of working with entrepreneurship and innovation educational programmes
  • Experience working across multinational and geographically dispersed teams

Desired:

  • Experience of working on EU-funded projects

Evaluation criteria

The evaluation criteria will be based on experience in the three areas listed above (score 0-5 on each criterion) plus the value for money (score 0-10) and the overall quality of the offer (score 0-10). The highest scoring bidder will be selected for the contract.

Timeline and next steps

About the EIT Label

The EIT’s Knowledge and Innovation Communities deliver a unique brand of excellent and relevant educational programmes that are responsive to both business and societal demands. These programmes are focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity, and leadership and are based on the integration of business, education, and research, the so-called ‘knowledge triangle’. To set these programmes apart, the EIT has introduced the EIT Label as a certificate of quality that is awarded only to excellent educational programmes. Learn more about the EIT Label here.

Until 2022, the EIT Label was restricted to full master’s and PhD programmes. However, as set out in the EIT Label Framework, the Label will now be extended to non-degree programmes. Each Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), including EIT RawMaterials, will develop an EIT-Labelled Quality System which is aligned with its portfolio of non-degree education, the aim being to facilitate the EIT-Labelling of short courses, particularly in the domains of Master/PhD Education (Master/PhD summer/winter schools) and Lifelong Learning courses. The Quality System must meet the requirements set out in the “EIT Label Handbook for Quality system for non-degree education and training and EIT Competence Certification Model”. Once this Quality System has been approved by the EIT, EIT RawMaterials will make use of it to evaluate and label non-degree education programmes proposed and implemented by EIT RawMaterials partners (or internally), thereby allowing participants in programmes successfully awarded the EIT Label to be counted against core KPIs on course participation set by the EIT.

About EIT RawMaterials

Minerals, metals, and advanced materials are key enablers to achieve the objectives of the European Green Deal. Today, only a fraction of the most relevant raw materials is produced in Europe. This can be changed through a circular economy approach, through innovation in recycling, substitution, processing, mining, and exploration. It is the objective of EIT RawMaterials to secure a sustainable raw materials supply by driving innovation, education, and entrepreneurship across European industrial ecosystems.

EIT RawMaterials, initiated and funded by the EIT, a body of the European Union, is an Innovation Community which provides a collaborative environment for disruptive and breakthrough innovations by connecting business with academia, research, and investment. It also invests in future generations of innovators for the raw materials sector through initiatives ranging from education of school students to higher qualifications for industry professionals, through the EIT RawMaterials Academy. About EIT RawMaterials Academy EIT RawMaterials Academy is the overarching brand of all the education activities of EIT RawMaterials. These range from innovative education projects launched via calls and run by the Innovation Community’s partners to a number of centrally operated projects. Activities across the entire ecosystem of learners – PhD students, Masters’ students, industrial partners, professionals within the raw materials sector, and wider society – foster new ways of learning and teaching by connecting academia, industry, and research organisations. The aims of the RawMaterials Academy are:

  • To introduce society as a whole to the importance and relevance of raw materials and incite interest in topics related to raw materials
  • To train current and future stakeholders to the technical standards required by the raw materials industry today – contextually across the entire raw materials value chain
  • To foster the entrepreneurial and innovation skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed for the entre- and intrapreneurs of tomorrow

To this end, the RawMaterials Academy offers education programmes through four strands:

  • Master’s Education
  • PhD Education
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Wider Society Learning

In addition to activities across these four areas, various educational events and workshops are organised both centrally and through the Co-location Centres over the entire year.

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