2 child terms
An alternative term for a ‘module’. Sometimes the term ‘module’ is used for a component of learning and teaching and ‘unit’ for a component of a qualification.
Source: ILO (SED) 2007, Global
|Organisation: || International Labor Organization (Skills and Employability Department), UN|
|Source: || An Introductory Guide to National Qualifications Frameworks (2007)|
|Description: ||Glossary p63|
"There are surprisingly few documents which spell out, in a practical way, what an NQF can achieve realistically, what are the preconditions and potential pitfalls and how it can be developed. NQFs have been much discussed and with much enthusiasm, but it may be questioned whether their technical and institutional complexity are well understood.
This Guide attempts to respond to these concerns, and by doing so, to assist policy makers in making informed judgments as to whether and how they can pursue the development of an NQF in meeting the specific needs of their training systems."p. iii (Preface)
Units are a set of learning outcomes (knowledge, skills and/or competences) which constitute a coherent part of a qualification. A unit can be the smallest part of a qualification that can be assessed, transferred, validated and, possibly, certified (such as in relation to ECVET). A unit can be specific to a single qualification or common to several qualifications.
Source: CEDEFOP (Modularisation) 2015, Europe
|Organisation: || European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Europe|
|Source: || The role of modularisationand unitisation in vocational education and training (2015)|
|Description: ||This study investigates the role of modules and units in VET in 15 EU countries and aims to determine how these structures fit in the wider VET systems. It provides a comparative analysis of different modularisation and unitisation practices and the rationale behind their implementation, and an outline of the different national contexts in which modular and unitised structures developed over time. It also offers a close-up of three different approaches to modularisation in one occupational area, in Germany, the Netherlands and Scotland.Backcover|
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