Intellectual Output 1 (O1)

Basic elements of the Occupational Standard for tutors


Since the partner countries have no unitary regulations for the occupation “tutor for the internship of students from police educational institution”, the projection of a suitable training program can be done taking into consideration the basic elements of such an occupation (e.g. activities, tasks and responsibilities specific to students’ tutors). These elements will ensure the correlation between the educational act and the requirements of labor market (basic elements of the occupational standard for tutors) in the field of public order and safety.

The increase of tutor’s role requires identification and substantiation of the labor market requirements in the field of public order and safety necessary for performing this professional qualification. By doing this, it will guarantee the recognition of the requirements of professional competence, knowledge and skills that professional tutors must develop in order to successfully accomplish their activities. Creating such an instrument is a necessity for the uniformity and the development of professional performance in tutoring activity and for high lightening the gained competences.

The instrument will be addressed first of all to tutors, whose activities, tasks and responsibilities will unitary defined. Based on this, the police territorial units, as employers of the tutors, will define selection criteria for choosing, from their staff, the policemen that will be the students’ tutors during their internship and also for evaluating the activity performed by these tutors. The police educational institutions will have better trained students following their guidance by dedicated and proper trained staff, students that will have a solid foundation on which they could develop further competences, abilities, and attitudes necessary for getting higher performances.

The instrument elaborated represents by itself an innovative element, establishing an organized and formal framework all the activities a tutor must perform. The output will take into account the circumstances tutors might encounter in their activity with students; its creation will describe the best actual practices of the police educational system, being an approach from a formal context of the civic education of future policemen regarding ethnical diversity and the respect of principles and rules regarding contact with marginalized groups in the three partner countries, this also being another innovative element.

Creating this intellectual output will have an impact on the development of a Project of Study Program for the qualification of professional tutor of police institutions’ students’ internship; it will contribute to the development of a specific department for tutors’ professional training and career; it will ease the access of the specialists from police units and professional training providers to the information regarding this occupation requirements.

This instrument will facilitate the identification of the competences accepted for the requested level of performance, will support the creation of job descriptions for tutors and the staff recruitment activity, will contribute to the development of a stimulative system of staff evaluation, to establishing the quality management systems and also will facilitate the creation of professional training programs with an impact on the police educational system.

Cooperation between partners will promote the expertise exchange regarding unitary management of actual challenges of crises management in the field of public safety in Europe and regarding police professional training and this will create a unitary framework for practical training in police educational institutions, by developing the tutors’ competences and by organizing an internship adapted to the European tendencies in the field of education and professional training. Tutors will have the benefit of a unitary training, correlated to the institution’s needs, gaining the necessary competencies in order to exercise their guiding activities based on a study programme elaborated according to the occupational standard.

The instrument Basic elements of the Occupational Standard for tutors will be the document that will specify the competences and the qualitative level associated to the results of the activities specific to this occupation. Although the document created during the project will not be an approved and assumed occupational standard, according to specific regulations, it can be the base for setting an advised and documented proposal for creating an occupational standard for this profession, at partner country level.

The document will be available for all interested parties (at national and international level), as a landmark and a model of best practices.

Output Type: Methodologies/guide lines-Other

Start Date: 01.12.2020

End Date: 31.03.2022