Fundamental Principles

While we are conscious that your institution might not get involved in all the different types of Erasmus+ activities from the beginning, we ask you to comply with all the principles and to tick them accordingly as the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education offers you the entire portfolio from the very start.

By applying for the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education my institution will:

Respect in full the principles of non-discrimination set out in the Erasmus+ Programme and ensure equal access and opportunities to mobile participants from all backgrounds.

Ensure full recognition for satisfactorily completed activities of study mobility and, where possible, traineeships in terms of credits awarded (ECTS or compatible system.). Ensure the inclusion of satisfactorily completed study and/or traineeship mobility activities in the final record of student achievements (Diploma Supplement or equivalent).

Please explain the academic credit system (e.g.: average number of credits per semester provided by your degree programmes) and the methodology used at your institution to allocate credits to the different course units.

The curriculum, which has been explained previously, includes a credit  carried out in a workplace (ECTS), which is the one for which the Erasmus KA1 project is requested and allows the students to follow this traineeship abroad. This credit consists of 350 trainee hours and is compulsory for the students to fulfill and pass in order to achieve the final Diploma, with a qualification of “pass” or “fail”. Besides, the training must be done in a company belonging to the same professional background. In our case we are talking about  ICT (Information and Communication Technology), both medium and higher degrees.

There is a professional tutor for our students, who is one of the teachers in our degree and who takes care of all the aspects of this traineeship:

–       Finding companies

–       Making the legal arrangements

–       Monitoring of the students

–       Students’ evaluation

If the students follow the 350 hours and get a qualification of “pass”, they achieve this credit. In the case when the cannot fulfill all the credit hours abroad, they must complete the rest here in Catalonia, when they come back.