It is a programme organised by 5 European institutions that offer training at EQF level 5.: Fondazione JAC, NHL Stenden, Institut Escola del Treball de Lleida, Institut de Vic and Atlantica University.
The students enrolled will have the opportunity to study and do internships in four European countries, obtain two EQF5 qualifications (Tecnico Superiore in International Business Marketing and Tècnic Superior en Màrketing i Publicitat) and the opportunity to continue their training for one, two or three years at NHL Stenden or Atlantica University and obtain, therefore, a University Degree.
The training centres in the project commit themselves to provide training on International Marketing. The training will take place at a rate of one term in each country and will have the following schedule:
First term – Fondazione JAC: 300 study and training hours (13 weeks) – 30 ECTS
Second term – NHL Stenden: 720 study and training hours (20 weeks) – 30 ECTS
Third term: INS Vic and INS Escola del Treball: 300 study and training hours (13 weeks) – 30 ECTS
Fourth term – Atlantica University: 300 study and training hours (13 weeks) – 30 ECTS
The five training centres commit themselves to accomplish the two-year program. It is ensured, after entering the programme that no student will be left without the possibility of completing the programme.
Stenden University on Applied Sciences and Atlantica University will provide internship to students during the programme, according to availability
Students will enrol in the training centre of his/her country and can also enrol in the all the training centres in the project. By doing so, they will be able to obtain the following certifications:
- Italy: Higher Technician in International Business Marketing. (ISCED 5B)
- The Netherlands: students will not get an official certification, but will be admissible in the second year of Creative Business. By taking three more years, they will get the Creative Business Bachelor of Arts Degree (ISCED 5A).
- Spain: Higher technician in Marketing and advertising – ISCED 5B)
- Portugal: students will not obtain an official certification, but will be admissible in the third year of Marketing and Communication. By taking one more year, they will obtain the Bachelor Degree in Marketing and Communication (ISCED 5A). Students who decide to take the extra year at Atlantica will follow additional preparatory subjects during their stay in Portugal.
Furthermore, the student will obtain the IMM International Marketing Management Certificate after successfully completing the programme.
- Students taking part in the International Business Diploma project will be in possession of an ISCED3A or EQF4 qualification. In particular for each country:
- Italy: Diploma di Scuola Secondaria Superiore di Secondo Grado or equivalent.
- The Netherlands: Secondary Education or a related level 4 programme.
- Catalonia (Spain): Baccalaureate or an equivalent qualification (ISCED 3A / EQF4).
- Portugal: Secondary Education or 22 plus (after completing an official exam)
- Students will be in possession of a B2 level in English, according to the Common European Framework.
- Students will be 18 or over.
Selection of participants
Each training centre will establish its own selection process, while respecting the access requirements of the country.
Services offered by the training centres
The five training centres will provide the students with the necessary information and support regarding accommodation, maintenance and transportation.
All the training will provide students with work placement internships in companies when necessary.
- Beginning of the first term: Mid October to end January of year 1.
- Beginning of the second term: Beginning of February to end of June of year 1.
- Beginning of the third term: Mid September to mid December of year 2.
- Beginning of the fourth term: Beginning of February to mid June of year 2.
- Fifth term onwards: optional for those students who aim to obtain a University Degree Marketing at Atlantica University in Portugal or at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands. In either case, students will follow the schedule of both training centres.