ERIC Number: ED394069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Systems and Procedures of Certification of Qualifications in Spain. National Report. CEDEFOP Panorama.
Quero, Manuel Lopez
This document explains the various academic and professional/vocational qualifications obtainable under the Spanish educational system at its various levels as well as the systems and procedures in place for certifying qualifications in Spain. The following topics are discussed in the document's three sections: (1) the nonuniversity educational system (development of the preuniversity educational system in the General Law of 1970 and the Law on Reform of 1990 and nonuniversity qualifications under each of the two laws); (2) the Spanish university system (overview of the university system's structure; legal recognition, bodies responsible for awarding qualifications, qualifications awarded by private bodies, and nonofficial awards; content, curriculum, and representative bodies consulted when curricula are drafted; access to qualifications and university courses; modes of teaching; accessing courses; and official qualifications and professional associations); and (3) occupational and continuous training (occupational training, higher training, vocational training given by other bodies, and unofficial training). The document's primary focus is on the Ministry of Employment and Social Security/National Institute of Employment, which is the only body authorized to award academic and professional/vocational qualifications in Spain. Appended are the following: lists of abbreviations/acronyms and principal bodies responsible for certification of qualifications and competence; an 11-item bibliography; and a glossary. (MN)
Descriptors: Competence, Curriculum, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Employment Qualifications, Federal Legislation, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Noncollege Bound Students, Professional Associations, Professional Continuing Education, Student Certification, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).
Note: For related reports, see ED 368 869, ED 369 905, ED 372 246, ED 379 470-474, and ED 389 862.