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  • recognition of learning outcomes

    Definition: 

    Formal recognition: process of granting official status to knowledge, skills and competences either through:

    • validation of non-formal and informal learning;

    • grant of equivalence, credit units or waivers;

    • award of qualifications (certificates, diploma or titles).

    and/or

    Social recognition: acknowledgement of value of knowledge, skills and/or competences by economic and social stakeholders.

    Source: 
    Cedefop, 2008.
  • regulated profession

    Definition: 

    Professional activity or group of professional activities, access to which, pursuit of which, or one of the modes of pursuit of which is subject, directly or indirectly, by virtue of legislative, regulatory or administrative provisions, to possession of specific professional qualifications.

    Source: 
    European Parliament and Council of the European Union, 2005.
  • retraining

    Definition: 

    Training enabling individuals to acquire new skills giving access either to a new occupation or to new professional activities.

    Source: 
    Cedefop, 2008.