Planned Interventions for VISKA

Regional and National Networks

Developing and extending regional/national networks and partnerships to include policy makers, social partners and practitioners working on the validation of prior learning (VPL).

Expected outcomes include:

  • improved collaboration and networking;
  • common vision and consensus of the value of the validation of prior learning in making skills and qualifications more visible and comparable.


Extending & Adapting Tools

Extending and/or adapting tools used in the validation of NFIL - includes digitisation as well as customisation for use with specific beneficiary groups and enhanced quality assurance of validation processes.

Expected outcomes include:

  • improved validation arrangement relying on enhanced tools (e.g. digitisation, criteria for assessing transversal skills) and more qualified practitioners;
  • improved access for specific adult learner audiences (e.g. through digital means);
  • more awareness among employers of the broad set of skills employees have.


Transversal Skills

Creating a common set of criteria for the documentation and assessment of transversal skills, able to be used with one or more adult learner groups

Expected outcomes include:

  • consensus between partner countries on what transversal skills comprise and how they might be documented and measured as part of the validation of prior learning;
  • transversal skills recognition embedded into existing practices and policies centered on the validation of prior learning;
  • improved validation arrangements enabling all learning experiences to be recognised, including those which are transversal and transferable (e.g. teamwork, creative thinking and problem solving).


Training & Capacity Building

Training and/or capacity-building for guidance counsellors and other frontline staff working on the validation of NFIL, including with specific adult beneficiary groups

Expected outcomes include:

  • improved capacity of guidance counsellors and other frontline staff working on the validation of prior learning.


Access & Awareness

Improving access to and awareness of validation services and support, including among specific adult beneficiary groups.

Expected outcomes include:

  • more awareness of validation services, and the benefits of validation, among primary beneficiary audiences – improved awareness of own skills and employment and education and training opportunities;
  • more take-up of validation services among targeted beneficiary groups in the partner countries.
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