The European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) aims to give people greater control over their individual learning experiences and make it more attractive to move between different countries and different learning environments.
The development of ECVET began in 2002 after the Copenhagen Process emphasised the need for a credit transfer system for VET. National governments and the European Parliament gave their final approval to legislation in June 2009.
Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council (June 2009) : available in English in the download zone associated to this page.
For other languages, follow this link.
Two CEDEFOP studies to better understand the LOs construction and their association in Units :
Excellent tool to communicate how ECVET works and for which puroposes it was aimed (in the download zone).
To better understand ECVET through the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
(Accessible from the downloading area)
Questions & Answers About ECVET : Done by the la Commission Education and Culture of the EC - Very practical ans concrete.
To be found in the download zone of this page.
ECVET CONNEXION Study : Feasability study done to indentify the success conditions to meet in order to implement ECVET on a European level with satisfying results. Download the study in English
ECVET REFLECTOR : Analysis of the relationships between the characteristics of ECVET and the existing regulations and practices of assessment, validation, certification as well as accumulation and transfer of learning outcomes in the national VET and qualification systems in Europe. Download the study in English
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