Credit transfer systems are not purely technical. They touch on fields as varied as the character and value of qualifications, patterns in the provision of education and training, and educational culture and traditions.
The first Cedefop overview of the development of a European credit system for vocational education and training (ECVET) confirms the uptake of ECVET in Europe in strategic terms, but also reveals a landscape of multiple players and perspectives that are attached to credit systems in VET in Europe. The report relates ECVET to learning outcomes approach, validation, education and training standards and regulations, and the development of qualifications frameworks. It also looks at the changing roles of different stakeholders, from qualifications authorities to social partners and training providers.