Recognition of learning outcomes
- Formal recognition: process of granting official status to knowledge, skills and competences either through:
- validation of non-formal and informal learning;
- grant of equivalence, credit units or waivers;
- award of qualifications (certificates, diploma or titles).
Social recognition: acknowledgement of value of knowledge, skills and/or competences by economic and social stakeholders.
Source: Cedefop (2014) "Terminology of European education and training policy: A selection of 130 key terms"