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Competence assessment and possible outcomes in terms of access, exemption and acquiring certificates varies between the different education and training sectors e.g. VET, HE and adult education and training. For almost all formal adult education and training a legal framework for validation of prior learning based on common principles has been in place since 2007. VET programmes for adults are targeted at adults 25 and above but in the other sectors there are no age regulations. Within this framework, it is a right for individuals to request an assessment of their prior learning in relation to the standards of an education and training programme no matter where and how competences have been required. This procedure is known in Danish as the (individual) Ôassessment of real competencesÕ realkompetencevurdering (RKV) or individual kompetencevurdering (IKV).
Competence assessment or RKV is useful as the website suggests for those who have not had a formal education. RKV measures practical experiences of experience from volunteering that could be applied to other areas. RKV for those above 25 is necessary especially if they want to enter formal vocational education programme in Denmark.

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Type of Tool:

Tests and examinations, Declarative methods, Observations , Evidence extracted from work or other practice

Phases of Validations:

Identification, Documentation, Assessment

Areas of Interests:

Certification, Framework of Qualifications, Informal learning, Lifelong learning, Non-formal learning, Practical skills, Recognition, Self Assessment, Validation

VINA Target Group:

Planning validation / adults, Trainers / teachers supporting informal - non-formal learning

Definition of Tools:

A - Self Validation, C - Official Validation

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