Certification of learning outcomes

DEFINITION: Process of issuing a certificate, diploma or title of learning outcomes formally attesting that a set of learning outcomes (knowledge, know-how, skills and/or competences) acquired by an individual have been assessed and validated by a competent body against a predefined standard.

COMMENT: Certification may validate the outcome of learning acquired in formal, non formal or informal settings.
SOURCE: http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/EN/Files/4064_en.pdf
SOURCE: Glossary: quality in education and training, CEDEFOP, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2011.
HYPERLINK: http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/publications-and-resources/publications/4106

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