Sef-Assessment tool

Designed to assess the competences that are most important in the profession of a youth worker. The tool is based on the framework structure of competences of MAV youth educators and aims to enable reflection on important competences in this field and to play an active role in the process of evaluation, evaluation or recruitment. With this tool, a person can identify areas in which youth workers are strong and areas in which they can improve, and based on this, a science development plan can be created. It also gives the opportunity to prepare for an evaluation interview with an external evaluator.

In addition, this tool can be useful for preparing external evaluation carried out by employers, youth organizations, non-governmental organizations and other institutions cooperating with NEETs.
This tool consists of the following components:




It is a document that can be downloaded in pdf format and contains the full methodology developed by the project partnership to assess and validate competences, inspired by the assessment methodology used in the UK under the national professional qualifications framework. It also includes some tips for evaluators on how to conduct a face-to-face or skype interview.


The self-assessment tool is based on the MAV competence framework for youth workers. When testing competences, they are divided into two main areas:
1) general competences: creativity, teamwork, problem analysis and solving, communication, information and communication technology skills as well as organizational skills and work planning.
2) specific competencies: planning educational, sport, social, cultural activities for development of young people, social and vocational activation of youth, preparation of EU projects, International mobility exchanges for NEETs, Mentoring and coaching of NEETs, vocational guidance for NEETs.

2) specific competences: planning educational, sporting, social and cultural activities for youth development, social and professional activation of youth, preparation of EU projects, international mobile exchange for NEETs, mentoring and coaching of NEETs, vocational counseling for NEETs.
The self-assessment tool uses a scale of 1 to 5 to identify expertise in the various competences identified in the Competence Study. It is important that you devote sufficient time to completing the assessment with minimal distraction. The assessment will require about 30-45 minutes. It is necessary to carefully review each statement and consider examples of how and when you have demonstrated experience / behavior. In this exercise, honesty and objectivity in evaluation will provide significant results.

The self-assessment grade scale is as follows:
n / a – not applicable
1 – basic knowledge
2 – limited experience
3 – average experience
4 – advanced experience
5 – expert
After completing the self-assessment, the system will develop the results and determine which competences have been marked as advanced or expert, which competences have been identified as medium, and which competences have been marked as basic or limited knowledge. Values ​​n / a, 1, 2 – Competences assessed with these values ​​indicate the need for further improvement. However, it is necessary to indicate which competences are key and required in a particular workplace.
and which are probably less important. In relation to this analysis, individual development will need to be developed for the purpose of planning professional development. Values ​​3 – These are competences in which a person has average knowledge and some experience, but should be improved in order to raise the level of qualifications. Values ​​4 and 5 – These are competences in which a person has sufficient knowledge and experience.
After submitting, the results will be saved to the youth educator profile page.


PFI can be defined as: standardized, organized professional discussion, that is, an interview conducted between the assessor and the candidate (assessed person) in which the candidate describes their tasks and results achieved by the standards. In PFI, the questions mainly focus on in advance
specific performance aspects, and all Candidates receive the same list of questions. However, the Assessor may ask additional questions for clarification or better understanding (IMPROVE Guidelines).
This tool simulates the interview between the assessor and the candidate, with questions about the candidate’s previous achievements, aimed at assessing the level of his competence in specific areas.
After submitting, the results will be saved to the youth educator profile page


This link contains a template that can be used to develop an improvement plan for youth workers based on test results and interviews.
It can be completed online, the results will be saved on the youth educator profile page.