The European Net-Trainers Association  was created in Sheffield in January 2004.

It gathers most of the partner institutions from the Net-Trainers Leonardo project that are involved in the design and delivery of the British, German and French net-trainers courses.


The ENTA will provide a legal framework for the sustainable development of the Net-Trainers consortium after the official end of the project funded on the European Commission Leonardo da Vinci programme.

The primary roles of the ENTA are :

- to issue the European Net-Trainers Certificate (ENTC)

- to garantee the long term quality and european homogeneity of the Net-Trainers courses

- to hold and administrate the Net-Trainers tradesmark

- to promote worldwide the Net-Trainers course and certification


- The 'training providing members' are institutions accredited to deliver 'Net-Trainers' courses complying with the quality standards, european homogeneity requirements and educational models set by the Net-Trainers job profiles and training framework.

- The 'associate members' are institutions involved in evaluation, quality assurance or other fields related to ODL expertise.

- Individual members are welcome to join. They can be former or current participants on a Net-Trainers course or anyone supporting the purpose and activities of the association and willing to join the Net-Trainers community.

Activities and services

The short term ambitions of the association are

- The enlargement of the consortium of training providing institutions. ENTA will shortly wellcome more universities or training organisations from new european countries. Our qualification for online trainers and teachers will then be available in more languages and involve more cross cultural communication and sharing of practices.

- The development of the quality assurance activities.

- The development of varied services to individual members such as the creation of a professional online community with a focus on employment issues for e-trainers, the organisation of symposiums, the participation in mobility programmes.

- Providing external services such as expert consultancy to companies and public institutions.

Longer term objectives are :

- Diversification of the Net-Trainers portfolio : developing new qualifications based on different job profiles.

- Carrying out research activities.



Any individual or organisation interested in joining ENTA should contact the association's officers :

Dr. Alain Taché, President (ID3, France)

Elke Dachauer, Treasurer (Individual Member)

Julia Duggleby, Secretary (SYFEC, UK)


ENTA Head Office, 15 rue Roudoulenque, 31120 Portet-sur-Garonne, France


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