The European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) is a technical framework to facilitate the transfer, recognition and accumulation of assessed learning outcomes with a view to achieving a qualification. It is designed to facilitate lifelong learning and to support the mobility of European citizens. The learning outcomes approach ensures a better understanding and comparability of qualifications and learning achievements across countries, institutions within a country or across qualifications.
There is a need to promote and raise awareness of the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) in the UK to support its implementation.
Since 2012 Ecorys UK Ltd as the National Agency for the Lifelong Learning Programmes (Leonardo, Grundtvig and Transversal Study Visits) and Erasmus+ (in partnership with the British Council) has coordinated a UK team of ECVET Experts. The UK National Agency manages the UK ECVET Experts Project in close collaboration with the four UK ECVET National Contact Points (NCPs) and 13 ECVET Experts.
Experts from each of the four countries in the UK are available to provide organisations in the UK practical support and training to increase knowledge and awareness of ECVET. The Experts offer practical support and tips on how ECVET can be incorporated into different work and how it can be used to increase the quality of mobility.
Find out more about how organisations in the UK have benefitted from support from the ECVET Experts to implement ECVET in their work in the Case Studies section.
The project will help you link ECVET to the existing credit system in your part of the UK. The Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) and Erasmus+ programme will be used as a key tool for the practical implementation of ECVET in the UK.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.