ERIC Number: ED458445
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
European Structures of Qualification Levels: Reports on Recent Developments in Germany, Spain, France, the Netherlands and in the United Kingdom (England and Wales). Volume II.
This document contains reports on the structures of qualification levels in Germany, Spain, France, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom that were commissioned during a study to identify trends and developments in the European Union related to national certification frameworks. Each country report examines the following topics: the history of the development of the country's classification system; the definition of standards applied by the country; and the procedures for developing and approving the country's standards and the number and definitions of levels used in the system. In addition, the country's national system for certifying qualifications is examined in depth through case studies of the building and health care sectors. Finally, the similarities and differences between the national system and the European five-level training structure are described along with the extent to which the five-level training structure is still applied in the country. The following are among the items appended to the individual country reports: (1) a detailed description of the system of vocational qualifications of Spain's Basque Institute for Qualifications; (2) a list of specialization groups in 17 occupational categories in France; (3) an overview of the Netherlands' national certification bodies; and (4) a list of the United Kingdom's national training organizations. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Building Trades, Case Studies, Certification, Classification, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Credentials, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Evaluation Methods, Experiential Learning, Federal Legislation, Foreign Countries, Health Occupations, Lifelong Learning, Literature Reviews, Models, National Standards, National Surveys, Nonformal Education, Occupational Clusters, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Prior Learning, Qualifications, Standard Setting, State of the Art Reviews, Synthesis, Systems Approach, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education, Work Experience
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).
Identifiers - Location: European Union