This note is the fourth in the European Qualification Framework Series which is written for policy makers and experts who are involved at national and European level in the implementation of the EQF for lifelong learning.

It was written in response to the high level of interest in sharing experiences at European level regarding how the ‘learning outcomes’ approach is used in the implementation of the EQF.

This note is a step towards offering European-level support for learning outcome development and addresses the following issues:

  • What are learning outcomes?
  • Use of learning outcomes in different settings
  • Shifting towards a policy to introduce learning outcomes