ECVET - European credit system for vocational education and training
Technical framework for transfer, validation and, where appropriate,
accumulation of learning outcomes by individuals, to achieve a
qualification. ecVeT tools and methodology comprise a description of
qualifications in units of learning outcomes with associated points, a
transfer and accumulation process and complementary documents such as
learning agreements, transcripts of records and ecVeT users’ guides.
- This framework aims to promote:
- mobility of people undertaking training;
transfer and validation of learning outcomes (either formal, non-formal
or informal) acquired in different countries;
- implementation of lifelong learning;
- transparency of qualifications;
- common trust and cooperation between providers of vocational training and education in europe.
Source: Cedefop (2014) "Terminology of European education and training policy: A selection of 130 key terms"
is based on the description of qualifications in terms of learning
outcomes (knowledge, skills and/or competences), organised into
transferable and accumulable learning units to which credit points are
attached and registered in a personal transcript of learning outcomes.