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ERIC Number: EJ895211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1977-0219
APEL Pathways: A Passport to Employment?
Recotillet, Isabelle; Werquin, Patrick
European Journal of Vocational Training, v48 n3 p73-100 2009
It would seem that most policies to promote the use of APEL as a certification method parallel to that offered by formal education and training systems are based on the belief that it is a less costly and shorter method, which is more attractive. Few countries, however, have convincing surveys or observations of the real advantages of APEL for individuals, employers or society as a whole. On the basis of a survey conducted by Dares (Direction de l'animation de la recherche, des etudes et des statistiques), Drees (Direction de la recherche, de l'evaluation, des etudes et des statistiques) and Cereq (Centre d'etudes et de recherches sur les qualifications), this article aims to fill this gap by pinpointing some of the real benefits which applicants gain from embarking on and/or successfully obtaining APEL and the circumstances in which they obtain these benefits. (Contains 17 footnotes, 4 tables, and 2 figures.)
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training. Available from: Bernan Associates. 4611-F Assembly Drive, Lanham, MD 20706-4391. Tel: 800-274-4447; Fax: 800-865-3450; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France