Tests and examinations >
Self Tests - Testing - Tests and examinations from the official validation organization (per country).
Dialogue or conversational methods (interviews, debates discussions) >
Observation / Panel of experts /interview - Presentation or Portfolio followed by an interview - How to prepare for interview - Brand/Personal management - Advices on how to use social media/presentations (professionally).
Declarative methods > Self identification of skills and verification by the expert/mentor/validator e.g. CV, portfolio and instructions of how to create and how to improve.(for UK only RARPA method) - Instructions of how to create/use/and maintain a log for professional purposes - Models of CVs /portfolios for types of professions - Recording of competences with criteria and without.
Observations > Learn be seeing things done, peer/external observation, while they perform everyday tasks - Observation / Panel of experts /interview - Workshop material - Web platform / online learning / Multimedia platform – training material that teach by example.
Simulations > ( e.g. pilots learning, Simulation/ problem solving , How to respond on cases, )e.g driving test questions - Midwives – simulate how to assist with baby delivery.
Evidence extracted from work or other practice > Digital storytelling/video which are the criteria to select your work in order to demonstrate it - Best practices/best examples of previous work - Volunteering work (youth pass, euro pass) - Guide of how to choose the right persons for evaluating your skills/knowledge - Reviews / Testimonials / Reference letters / recommendations.
1. Identification > awareness that validation of informal and non-formal learning is a serious and viable option, knowledge of own skills and experience and motivation to start the process. Orientation and focus of previous learning.
Understand the value of your skills/knowledge and decide the process of validating
2. Documentation > gathering of evidence, CVs, portfolio-based, testimonial-based etc; decision on whether further learning and qualification is necessary
Collect information/ways to improve skills/ techniques /evidence of work or experience
3. Assessment > informal recognition and submission for assessment and testing by competent external assessors against predefined criteria and in line with validation standards
preparation for assessment or Formal or informal recognition of skills/work/techniques/ standards/guidelines