The importance of socio-emotional competences - private as well as professional - has been increasingly recognized in recent years. In pedagogy, there are numerous concepts that explicitly deal with those with the development of social-emotional skills.

The importance of social and emotional skills is generally acknowledged and concerns all situations in life. Emotional and personal skills are explicitly listed as areas of competence in the competency framework for training schemes. Great emphasis is placed on the importance of these skills during vocational rehabilitation. However, no systematic procedure currently exists for comprehensively diagnosing participants’ skills and for providing targeted support.

The situation concerning diagnosis and promoting social and emotional skills for young people with cognitive impairments who are undergoing vocational training is unsatisfactory. Due to the lack of appropriate tools, the type of support on offer is somewhat random.
This project illustrates the significance of social and emotional skills during the professional rehabilitation process. A resource-oriented process is followed. This project aims to strengthen the idea of empowerment and inclusion.


In vocational education and training, personal, methodological and social competences are to be found as well as the subject-related training and the accompanying schooling. While the subject-specific competencies in the framework curricula and curricula are described in great detail, corresponding representations for the development of social-emotional competencies are missing.

Even in vocational rehabilitation, there is no systematic approach to comprehensively diagnose the social-emotional competences of the participants and, based on this, to purposefully promote them.



Against this background, the SEC4VET project develops tools that enable systematic diagnostics and individually targeted promotion of socio-emotional competencies in VET.

The abbreviation SEC4VET means: Social-emotional competences for vocational education and training. The number "4" indicates the four instruments developed within this EU project.