Qualifications system

DEFINITION: All activities related to the recognition of learning outcomes and other mechanisms that link education and training to the labour market and civil society. These activities include:

  • definition of qualification policy, training design andimple mentation, institutional arrangements, funding, quality assurance;
  • assessment and certification of learning outcomes.

COMMENT: A national qualifications system may be composed of several subsystems and may include a national qualifications framework.

SOURCE: Cedefop, 2008; European Parliament andCouncil of the European Union, 2008.
SOURCE: Cedefop(2014). Terminology of European education and training policy: a selection of 130 terms. Second edition. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

HYPERLINK: http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/publications-and-resources/publications/4117

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