Cedefop is holding a conference on 26-27 November in Thessaloniki to discuss how globalisation influences national vocational education and training (VET) systems and how national VET provision can meet global needs.
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Cedefop Director James Calleja praised Malta’s efforts to draft a national quality assurance framework for further and higher education based on the Standards and guidelines for quality assurance in the European higher education area (ESG) and a European quality assurance in VET (EQAVET) perspective.
EQF level 5 qualifications appeal to learners as they open up prospects on several fronts – immediate employment, career advancement, and further learning.
This study of EQF level 5 qualifications on the basis of learning outcomes reveals much greater complexity, diversity and dynamism than previously assumed.
‘Through systematic research over many years, Cedefop has been analysing how qualifications are awarded and used across Europe and how they support the needs of individuals for lifelong learning, recognition and employability,’ the Centre’s Deputy Director told a European Training Foundation (ETF) conference on making better qualifications, at the European Parliament in Brussels.
At a consultation meeting with social partners organised by the Greek national organisation for the certification of qualifications and vocational guidance (EOPPEP), Cedefop’s Head of Area Enhanced Cooperation in VET and lifelong learning Mara Brugia told participants that the Centre has worked with the Greek Education Ministry since 2008 to develop the Hellenic qualifications framework (HQF) and has contributed decisively to the progress achieved.