i-Lab Competency Development Programme

i-Lab Competency Development project (2006-2008) was a Leonardo da Vinci project lead by University of Essex. The project aimed at adapting the i-Lab concept originated in 1995 at Royal Mail, UK. BCD as the Turkish partner has lead the establishment of an i-Lab in Istanbul and using this venue began giving facilitation for i-Lab sessions for a wide range of purposes such as strategy development, product development, problem solving, team building etc.

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Enabling teachers and trainers to improve the accessibility of adult education

ETTAD (2007-2009) is a Grundtvig project coordinated by the University of Worcester, aimed at enabling teachers and trainers to ensure people with disabilities are fully integrated into adult education by removing barriers to their entry and successful participation.

The ETTAD project produced an online resource for teachers of adult education. It is designed to enable teachers to identify potential barriers to participating in learning activities and developing skills and offers a range of suggestions for adaptations to meet the needs of their students.



Quality Assurance and Accessible Training 2

Qatrain 2 (2007-2009) is a Leonardo da Vinci project, coordinated by the University of Worcester, and aimed at enabling teachers and trainers to integrate disabled people into mainstream Vocational Education and Training (VET) by removing unintended barriers to their entry and successful participation. Qatrain 2 has transfered a well used and respected online resource that enables teachers, trainers and all involved in curriculum planning and VET provision to improve the accessibility of mainstream VET for disabled people.

Small City Commerce


Small City Commerce project (2008-2010) under Leonardo da Vinci programme has been created to identify, adapt and implement diverse and innovative solutions for the small retail sector through a business training programme.

To achieve this objective the project will analyse the needs of the small commercial companies sector in small cities and from the results develop a suitable training programme which caters to the specific needs of the sector. The training programme will focus on three key pillars addressing quality management systems, knowledge management systems and the advantages of business networks. The training material will thus be aimed at managers, directors and employees of the small to medium sized companies operating in the services sector and located in the smaller cities.


MIGRANTS+ is a project financed by the Lifelong Learning Program of the European Commission that aims at training trainers, mediators and support staff on how to assess the basic skills and competencies of adult migrants and their learning needs by using a software tool and also at developing life long learning opportunities for adult migrants.

Quatrain for Students


QATRAIN 4 Students (2009-2011) is funded under Lifelong Learning Programme,. The Coordinator is The Centre for Inclusive Learning Support within The University of Worcester, the UK.

The project is built upon the two previous successful projects Quality and Accessible Training and Quality and Accessible Training 2. The Q4S will transfer their conceptual framework for accessible teaching practices and remove the unintended barriers that disabled learners face in accessing VET. Q4S will develop an online resource that will help disabled learners identify potential barriers to their developing and/or demonstrating core (functional) skills and enable them to plan learning strategies to overcome them.

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The aim of this project is to transfer, adjust, adapt and implement a training programme for HR responsibles in SME’s, in order to help SME's increase their competitiveness by enabling HR specialist play a more strategic role in the organization. This programme will be developed as a permanent training opportunity in vocational and adult education institutions. An internet-based platform for SME’s will be established in order to ease the learning process, and to create an European network for HR responsibles in SME’s; .The project started in October 2010 and will be completed by October 2012.

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