UK NARIC - the National Agency responsible for information, advice, data and informed opinion on qualifications from outside the UK
Europass - the UK’s national Europass Centre - removing barriers to work and study in Europe
The Centre for Professional Qualifications (CPQ) provides advice and guidance on professional qualifications and their recognition in the UK, EU and globally, and is the UK National Assistance Centre for Directives 2005/36/EC and 2013/55/EU.
ECVET - the National Contact Point for England improving the mobility of those holding vocational qualifications across Europe
ReferNet - the European network offering comparable information on Vocational Education and Training across Europe
ECCTIS - improving the understanding and value of qualifications
Keep up-to-date with VET in Europe
ReferNet contributes to a variety of Cedefop publications. Cedefop’s briefing notes are short updates on vocational education and training (VET) in Europe. Briefing notes are published regularly throughout the year and focus on a single item of VET policy and development. The following briefing notes have recently been made available for download from the Cedefop website:
October 2016: Skill shortage and surplus occupations in Europe
October 2016: Supporting training and learning abroad: the EU mobility scoreboard for initial VET
June 2016: Professional development for VET teachers and trainers
April 2016: Mainstreaming VET policies addressing early leaving from education and training
February 2016: Towards new routes
January 2016: Qualifications frameworks in Europe
December 2015: Global labour market, global VET
November 2015: Innovation and training: partners in change
November 2015: Making apprenticeships work for small and medium enterprises
July 2015: Encouraging adult learning
June 2015: Europe’s uneven return to job growth
March 2015: Stronger vocational education and training for better lives
January 2015: Old roots for new routes
December 2014: Career guidance in unstable times
November 2014: Qualifications frameworks: expanding influence, persisting obstacles
November 2014: The validation challenge: how close is Europe to recognising all learning?
June 2014: The hidden potential of level 5 qualifications
May 2014: Developing Apprenticeships
March 2014: Skill mismatch: more than meets the eye
January 2014: At the interface of learning for employability
December 2013: Keeping young people in (vocational) education: what works?
December 2013: Qualifications frameworks in Europe: forging the right links
August 2013: Opportunities and challenges for ECVET, the vocational credit transfer system
June 2013: Roads to recovery: three skill and labour market scenarios for 2025
May 2013: Skills for a low carbon Europe
March 2013: Quality: a requirement for generating trust in qualifications
February 2013: Silver workers – golden opportunities
January 2013: More effective VET and lifelong learning policies: awareness raising, analysis and advice
October 2012: Permeable education and training systems: reducing barriers and increasing opportunity
October 2012: Qualifications frameworks in Europe: an instrument for transparency and change
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