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Credit transfer system

Parent term: Credit transfer

A system which provides a way of measuring and comparing learning achievements (resulting from a course, training or a placement) and transferring them from one institution to another, using credits validated in training programmes.
Source: UNEVOC/NCVER 2009, Global
(Credit system) An instrument designed to enable accumulation of learning outcomes gained in formal, non-formal and/or informal settings, and facilitate their transfer from one setting to another for validation and recognition. A credit system can be designed: – by describing an education or training programme and attaching points (credits) to its components (modules, courses, placements, dissertation work, etc.); or – by describing a qualification using learning outcomes units and attaching credit points to every unit.
Source: CEDEFOP 2008, Europe
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 Transferability, Recognition of prior learning

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