Making skills transparent: recognising vocational skills acquired through workbased learning


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Author: Kis, Viktoria; Windisch, Hendrickje Catriona


This paper looks at the importance of mechanisms that give formal recognition to vocational skills acquired through work-based learning and how such mechanisms might be developed. It describes how skill recognition can benefit individuals, employers and society as a whole, and identifies in which contexts skill recognition has the highest potential to bring benefits. The focus is on three tools that are commonly used to shorten the path to a formal qualification: admission into a programme, reduced programme duration and qualification without a mandatory programme. For each of these...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Vocational education and training; Qualifications; Assessment

Keywords: Work based learning; Recognition of prior learning; Skill certification; Skill sets

Geographic subjects: Switzerland; Germany; Austria; Europe

Published: Paris, France: OECD, 2018

Physical description: 78 p.

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ISSN: 1933-9019 (online)

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 133.579

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