Awarding body

DEFINITION: A body issuing qualifications (certificates, diplomas or titles) formally recognises the learning outcomes (knowledge, skills and/or competences) of an individual, following an assessment and validation procedure.

SOURCE: Terminology of European education and training policy- a selection of 100 key terms CEDEFOP, Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2008.

RELATED TERMS: qualification, awarding body, award of qualification

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