The European Inventory 2010 provides a unique record on how validation is already being used at national, regional and local level to address issues relating to lifelong learning, employment and social exclusion.
Malta has been at the forefront in implementing reforms at national level to reflect developments taking place at European Level.
The Malta Qualifications Council is currently spearheading the development of a new tool for the validation of informal and non-formal learning which can be used for the validation of learning in different business sectors as well as across Europe.
Europe is rich in history and culture! With the strengthening of the European dimension, there is greater awareness for the need to conserve such heritage from the effects of nature such that future generations will be able to enjoy and appreciate Europe’s heritage. This requires many workers skilled in preservation, conservation and restoration skills.
One recent development in the provision of vocational education and training in Malta was the development of vocational degrees at MQF Level 6 on the Malta Qualifications Framework and correspondingly on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). This is being considered as a major achievement in Malta as not only has it allowed students within the vocational education sector to reach a Level 6 qualification, but has also provided a wider range of trained workers in response to new needs in the local labour market.
Developments at National Level with the publication of the Malta Qualifications Framework have led to an increased awareness as well as difference in the roles different key players take in the local labour market.