The EuKTS framework
The EuKTS curriculum of 8 core competencies
The EuKTS curriculum describes the knowledge and skills which are necessary for all practitioners in the field of knowledge and technology transfer, irrespective of the country or sector in which they operate. The curriculum is available at two levels: the basic level and the intermediate level.
Together with the related course parameters, it represents a useful support for training providers who wish to design a new course of update existing programmes.
The EuKTS accreditation and certification scheme
What is certification ?
« The provision by an independent body of written assurance (a certificate) that the product, service or system in question meets specific requirements. » (www.iso.org)
Professional certification « ensures recognition and validation of formal and non-formal learnings. It strengthens employability and mobility and increases motivation for learning throughout life ». (www.efcorcert.eu)
The EuKTS scheme
Accreditation is offered for KT training courses in order to improve common quality standards in higher education and vocational training at the basic and intermediate levels.
Accredited training providers at basic level are entitled to deliver the certification exam at basic level to successful candidates.
EuKTS certification is offered at three levels and offers the right to the following EUKTS titles:
- EUKTS Associate – Certification at a basic level to facilitate entry into knowledge and technology transfer fields for individuals with limited or no experience, by successful completion of an accredited knowledge transfer course.
- EuKTS Professional – Certification at intermediate level to recognise the experience and expertise of the majority of practitioners in the knowledge transfer field by successful completion of the standard EuKTS multiple choice examination.
- EuKTS Expert – Certification at advanced level to allow individuals that have achieved a record of excellence in the field to be recognised through peer review.
In order to accelerate the development of a network of recognised KTT professionals, EuKTS has established Grandfathering procedures for each of the three levels: basic, intermediate and advanced.
The criteria for admittance are stricter than the regular admittance criteria because there is no examination required.