Parent term: Qualification
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The structure into which accredited qualifications are placed, allowing learners, training providers and employers to gain information about the broad equivalence of qualifications.
Source: UNESCO 1984, Global
|Organisation: || United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), UN|
|Source: || Terminology of Technical and Vocational Education (1984)|
|Description: ||This publication is a practical terminology in the field of technical and vocational education for the purposes of international communication. After use of the original English/French version for over five years in numerous regional and international meetings, conferences, seminars and workshops held in those two languages, it was felt that publication of the guide in additional international languages would permit Unesco to contribute further to a better understanding in Member States of the Revised Recommendation concerning Technical and Vocational Education (1974), would facilitate the implementation of this instrument and would foster a more effective exchange of information in the field of technical and vocational education.UNESDOC|
A system for placing qualifications that meet certain standards of quality on one of a series of hierarchical levels.
Source: ILO 2006, Global
An instrument for the development and classification of qualifications (e.g. at national or sectoral level) according to a set of criteria (e.g. using descriptors) applicable to specified levels of learning outcomes.
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)
A structure for setting out the levels at which vocational qualifications accredited by regulatory authorities can be recognized.
Source: UNEVOC/NCVER 2009, Global
|Organisation: || UNESCO-UNEVOC, National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), UNESCO/Australia|
|Source: || TVET glossary: some key terms (2009)|
|Description: ||This glossary has been published in the "International Handbook of Education for the Changing World of Work" (Vol. 1, chapter 5)|
"The glossary aims to reflect the terminology found in the recent literature of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) research, policy and practice internationally. The most common and significant terms (including acronyms) are listed and, in some cases, national and regional variations have been included. To maintain an international perspective, other national and international glossaries and thesauri were consulted in conjunction with current TVET literature from around the world. Where definitions have been written by other organizations, the source of that definition is acknowledged. Unattributed definitions were created in-house at the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER). For some terms, where, for example, there are regional differences, more than one meaning has been provided." p. 59 (International Handbook of education vol 1)
The hierarchical classification of the levels of formal learning programmes and their associated qualifications and certificates.(Comment: More advanced NQFs can also play a role in facilitating stakeholder interactions, creating coherent qualifications systems, ensuring fit-for-purpose qualifications, supporting wider quality assurance processes, recognizing learning gained outside formal education and training and for driving broader educational reforms. They also make national qualifications systems more transparent to
Source: UNESCO 2015, Global
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