Credit accumulation and transfer (CAT)
Parent terms: Credit accumulation, Credit transfer
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An arrangement whereby the diverse features of both credit accumulation and credit transfer are combined to facilitate lifelong learning and access to the workplace.
Source: SAQA 2013, South Africa
|Organisation: || South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) , South Africa|
|Source: || TVET Standard Glossary of Terms (2013)|
|Description: ||This standard glossary of terms defines and clarifies the core terminology relating to the development and implementation of the South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF). |
As a direct result of the many changes in the education and training landscape between 1995 and 2013, a wide range of terminology and definitions have emerged, often causing confusion and leading to ambiguity in the system. This glossary has been developed to bring consistency to the use of terminology in the broader education and training context, including legislation, policy and everyday usage by the public. Website
A system whereby learners acquire a number of points, or ‘credits’ for the achievement of formally described learning outcomes for part of a course, e.g. units, modules or individual years. In Higher Education, Credit Accumulation and Transfer is designed so that learners can transfer points from one course or university to another.
Source: EU Commission AL 2010, Europe
|Organisation: || European Union, Europe|
|Source: || European Adult Learning Glossary (2010)|
|Description: ||This glossary is one output of European Commission project EAC/11/2008, 'Study on European Terminology in Adult Learning for a common language and common understanding and monitoring of the sector'. Work on this study was led by the National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy (NRDC), Institute of Education, London in collaboration with colleagues from the Deutsches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung (DIE), the Agence Nationale de Lutte contre l'illetrisme (ANLCI) and the University of Warsaw. Terms listed [...] are presented under six conceptual headings [...]. A seventh grouping representing general theories and concept in adult learning has also been including. The seven groups are: Theories and concepts in adult learning, Adult learning strategy, policy and legislation, adult skills and competences, access to and participation in adult learning, investment in adult learning, quality of adult learning, outcomes and of adult learning. p.2 (About)|
European credit transfer and accumulation system (ECTS)
A systematic way of describing a higher education programme by attaching credits to its components (modules, courses, placements, dissertation work, etc.), to: – make study programmes easy to read and compare for all students, local and foreign; – encourage mobility of students and recognition of formal, non-formal and informal learning; – help universities to organise and revise their study programmes.
Source: CEDEFOP 2008, Europe
|Organisation: || European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP), Europe|
|Source: || Terminology of European education and training policy (2008)|
|Description: ||This multilingual glossary of terms used in education and training policy is intended for researchers and more generally for all those involved in education and training policy. It does not represent an exhaustive inventory of the terminology used by specialists; rather it identifies a selection of key terms that are essential for an understanding of current education and training policy in Europe. This glossary is an updated and extended version of the Terminology of vocational training policy, published by Cedefop in 2004. [...]|
This glossary was prepared in cooperation with the European Training Foundation (ETF), The European Commission (DG Education and Culture) and Eurydice (The information network on education in Europe). p. 14 (Introduction)