Resources and wider issues

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Thoughts on policy discussions and opportunities related to European initiatives.

Is the European Qualifications Framework Fit for Purpose?
February 16, 2016
The European Qualifications Framework was first proposed 10 years ago and launched in 2008. Questions are now being asked about whether the Framework has worked. Is it fit for purpose? Does it make a difference to people’s lives? Is it relevant? Does it need to change

How should we formally recognise masters of trades and professions?
January 7, 2016
What exactly is a vocational ‘Master’ and should we have them in Wales? A look at Master Craftsperson Qualifications in Europe.

Working with European nations to open up the world of work across Europe to vocational learners
October 27, 2015 At the European Parliament in Brussels last week, Wales had the key task of considering, with other nations, how to open up opportunities for more vocational learners and apprentices to undertake periods of work or study abroad.

Reports and printed materials

EQF Level Visibility on Qualification Certificates
November 2015
A report for the UK European Co-ordination Group for Vocational Education and Training (VET) Initiatives, which provides data on EQF level visibility on qualifications certificates, based on a survey conducted with UK Awarding Organisations by the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) from June to August 2015.

Click here to view the EQF Level Visibility on Qualification Certificates PDF

The video clip gives a flavour of the practical applications of a number of the EU tools highlighted in this website. Thanks to the tutors and students from Coleg Morgannwg (now part of Coleg y Cymoedd) for taking part.