ICOTEA is a Ministerial Training Institute authorised by MIUR (Ministry of Education, Universities and Research) for both training courses and the Bachelor’s degree in Science of Linguistic Mediation.
Over the years, ICOTEA has obtained many other ACCREDITATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS which have enabled it to considerably expand its training offer.
ICOTEA, a University Institute and SSML (Higher School of Linguistic Mediation) is also accredited by numerous Ministries and institutions, including:
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Courses provided in E-learning mode:
Conducting Lessons in the CLASSROOM:
Lessons can be attended at our locations in:
Exams provided in E-learning mode:
Final exams consist of a series of multiple-choice tests and an oral exam:
The questions asked by the teacher will cover the topics included in the study plan of your training course.
After receiving on your email the positive result of the final exam (non-intermediate), you will be able to download and print the end-of-course certificate directly under “my certificates” on your profile in the icotea.it platform. The end-of-course certificate can be downloaded and printed only after:
Exams provided in E-learning mode:
– You will be asked to complete a multiple-choice test via Icotea’s e-learning platform.
– This will be followed by an oral exam, administered by your course instructor, via ZOOM platform (you will be sent guidelines to dowloand ZOOM before the exam date).
– the successful passing of the final exam;
– the verification of the attendance recorded on the login report;
– the completion of the course
– verification of the regularity of payments to ICOTEA training courses/services.
Conducting Examination in the CLASSROOM:
You will be asked to take the final exam at your chosen location. The possible modes of examination are as follows:
It will be followed by the oral examination, given by the course instructor, who will ask you questions pertaining the study plan of the course. After successfully passing the final exams, Icotea staff will issue you with a final certificate. This will be done following verification of the attendance record, past the period of the duration of the course and regularity of payments to ICOTEA training courses/services.
E-Learning/Distance: The Final Certificate and corresponding certification of the topics can be downloaded from the E-Learning platform at the top of the page of the training course you have enrolled in, after passing the written and oral exams, paying the balance and after the period of the duration of the training course has passed.
Those enrolled in E-Learning mode by 30/09/2018:
Those enrolled in E-Learning mode from 01/10/2018:
In the classroom:
For the courses provided by ICOTEA, it is possible to obtain recognition of exemption from public and private administrations, with permits for the right to study amounting to 150 hours per year, within the limits set by the regulations in force.
The Training Voucher is a financial facility that ICOTEA makes available to trainees to cover part of the total cost of training courses.
What are University Educational Credits – ECTS?
ECTS are the European equivalent measure system of the Italian CFUs. The CFU credits are a method used in Italian universities to measure the workload required of a student. This system was introduced by the university reform D.M. 03/11/1999 n. 509. Each university examination is associated with a certain number of CFUs, which estimate the commitment required; conventionally, 1 CFU is equal to 25 hours of study. In particular, by Ministerial Decree no. 38 of 10/01/2012, to obtain a qualification fully equivalent to the Degree in Science of Language Mediation, students must obtain 180 credits, divided into exams within the three-year curriculum. The really interesting aspect for those who want to enrol in this degree course is that thanks to the recognition of university credits, the result of previous university careers, concluded or suspended, and work experience related to the world of language mediation, it is possible to reuse several ECTS and graduate in a shorter time.
There is no recognition of previously acquired ECTS, except for the degree course in Science of Language Mediation. CFUs and Single Courses: To acquire any missing ECTS in a given disciplinary sector, the subjects envisaged in the study plans of the Course may be included as single courses. The ECTS obtained are certified and valid according to the regulations in force. Students enrolled at other University Institutions, AFAM Institutions and Fine Arts Academies may enrol in single courses as far as permitted by the institutions they belong to.
What is CME – Continuing Medical Education?
The CME system (Continuing Medical Education) includes the organised and controlled set of all training activities to keep the professionalism of health professionals high and up-to-date. CME credits are a measure of the commitment and time that each healthcare worker has devoted annually to training or updating the quality level of their professionalism.
ICOTEA is CME Provider no. 4182: ICOTEA has been accredited by the Ministry of Health as Provider no. 4182 for CME training – Continuing Medical Education. Icotea is therefore authorised to provide training for healthcare professionals and to issue certification of training credits to its trainees.
What are Professional Training Credits – PTC?
In 2013 ICOTEA opened its doors to Professional Training, dedicating an area for the updating of freelance professionals. Immediately after the compulsory nature of Ongoing Training for members of their respective professional bodies came into force in January 2014, in the same year ICOTEA obtained accreditation as CME Provider no. 4182 for the health professions. ICOTEA’s Ongoing Training accreditations: ICOTEA has been accredited and authorised as a provider of distance learning by several Orders, Professional Associations and Colleges. Below is the complete list: – Ministry of Health: CME Provider n. 4182; National Forensic Council; National Council of Social Assistants; National Council of Notaries; National Council of Chartered Accountants; National Council of Employment Consultants; National Council of Engineers; National Council of Industrial Technicians; National Council of Surveyors and Graduate Surveyors; National Council of Architects; National Council of Geologists; National Council of Chartered Agronomists and Foresters; ICOTEA is currently the Training Institute with the largest number of training proposals in the field of Ongoing Training for freelancers. For this reason, at the end of its Ongoing Training courses, ICOTEA issues qualifications which are valid in Italy and abroad, guaranteeing the achievement of the Professional Training Credits (PTC) required by the regulations.
Promotion valid until 31 October 2022 “The more you learn, the more you save” + “Other economic advantages” can be combined. ICOTEA is in partnership with Formazione24H, with Tommaso Barone and with the E-Converter agency. By choosing Icotea training and/or the additional services of the partners Formazione24H, Tommaso Barone and E-Converter you can receive a discount on the total price of your cart of up to 50%.
The more you learn, the more you save
It is possible to buy courses or services for different people, in order to take advantage of the promotion “The more you learn, the more you save”.
Other economic advantages
Icotea, as a University Institute, has the ateco code 85.42, assigned by the C.C.I.A.A..
Therefore, the training courses provided by Icotea are exempt from VAT. So our trainees can deduct a higher percentage for tax purposes than other Institutes/Bodies. As of 01/01/2019, electronic invoicing has come into force. Trainees who register for our training courses and make a payment will automatically receive an invoice by email. If you have a unique code or a registered e-mail address, you will have to enter it in the registration order.
Below are the payment methods to pay the registration fee/deposit or the balance at no extra cost:
Yes, once you have paid the registration fee/deposit, the balance can also be paid in several instalments, according to your needs, at no extra cost.
Below are the payment methods for paying the remaining sum/balance:
Icotea and Tommaso Barone are enabled by the MEF and Consip for the purchase of services by the Public Administration, through the MEPA platform.
The MEPA platform is the Public Administration’s electronic marketplace, which allows public administrations to meet digitally with private service providers.
ICOTEA: Download the brochure to search for ICOTEA training on MEPA.
Tommaso Barone: Download the brochure to search for Tommaso Barone Workplace Safety Consultancy Services on MEPA.
E-Converter: Download the brochure to search for E-Converter on MEPA
You can pay the balance in instalments according to your needs, at no extra cost. To pay the balance, please find below the payment methods:
ICOTEA offers personalised services for students who request them. Find out how to apply for certifications, issue certificates, shipments, translations and applications, specific to the needs of each individual student.
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Tommaso Barone, besides being Dean of the ICOTEA University Institute, is an expert in Safety and Hygiene in the School and Public Administration sector and has been teaching ICOTEA courses on the subject of Safety at Work since 1998.
Tommaso Barone is one of the few professionals enabled by the Public Administration Electronic Marketplace (MEPA), so Schools/Academies/Universities and PAs, as obliged by the relevant regulations, can request an economic offer through the portal to purchase specialized support services.
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ICOTEA’s Orientation Helpdesk was created to be a reference point not only for education, but also for personal and professional growth.
We are ready to listen to your requests and needs and to make your dreams come true: finding the job that suits you, finding the right training course, being ready to tackle the competition you have been waiting for.
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E-Converter is an interpreting and translation agency for English/Spanish/German/French/Italian languages. Its staff includes teachers, interpreters, translators and adaptors working at the ICOTEA School for Linguistic Mediators.
The added value of E-CONVERTER is its staff made up of the teachers, interpreters, translators and adaptors who work at the ICOTEA. School for Language Mediators, who have always been ready to meet your needs.
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The Customer who qualifies as a consumer or user under Art. 3, § 1, letter a) of Legislative Decree no. 206 of 6 September 2005 and subsequent amendments and additions (Consumer Code) has the right to withdraw from the contract, without giving reasons, within 14 days from the date of registration.
In order to exercise the right of withdrawal, the Customer must inform ICOTEA Via XX Settembre n. 16, 97014 Ispica (RG) of his/her decision to withdraw from the contract by means of an explicit declaration.
Users enrolled in our training courses who, for whatever reason, request suspension/cancellation, are in any case required to pay their fees in full.