The proposed Recommendation would commit the Member States to using ECVET on a voluntary basis.
It establishes ECVET as a methodological framework that can be used to describe qualifications in terms of units of learning outcomes with associated points, with a view to transferring and accumulating learning outcomes.
ECVET is based on the designing of coherent and meaningful units of learning outcomes and not on fragmentation of qualifications. ECVET does not aim for or require harmonisation of qualifications and VET systems; it aims instead for better comparability and compatibility.
Proposal for a Recommendation on the establishment of the European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET)