Justin commends the inclusive nature of pedagogy in FET over decades, noting that in the recently signed individual Performance Agreements between SOLAS and ETBs, that each ETB has named RPL as a significant aspect of future planning. Within SOLAS thinking for the new FET Strategy 2020-24, three components- Skills Development, Lifelong Learning and Upskilling for […]

Topic: Andrina reflects on national progress in implementing the Recommendation, and the gift of our service in shortening the gaps to qualifications, making learning pathways more effective and richer. A range of national policies which value both inclusion and advancement in employment contexts married with dynamic organic practice at regional level, reveal incremental progress. Click […]

Dr Lieve Van Den Brande, European Commission: Validation in Europe: Where are we? What Next? Topic: Lieve reflects on how the objective of the 2012 Recommendation, to make learning visible and valued, wherever achieved, has been achieved across Europe. Progress and challenges are summarised. Both immediately, practically and in the longer term. Essential viewing to […]

The European Commission has launched an open public consultation supporting the evaluation of the Council Recommendation of 20 December 2012 on the validation of non-formal and informal learning. It will be available through the following link until 30 October 2019:   The questionnaire includes some questions for all respondents, as well as some which are […]

VISKA news!  See Final Conference – save the date- February 12th, 2020, Brussels   Read the Interim findings report up to March 2019– how much Ireland has in common with Norway, Iceland and Belgium Flanders- what can we learn for policy even at this early stage of data collection and analysis?   And […]

Thank you to all our members who attended the recent Knowledge Sharing Event in Galway recently. The presentations from the event are available in the ‘Meetins’ section below. Simply click on the ‘+’ sign beside the word meetings, and then on the ‘+’ sign beside the heading ‘Knowledge Sharing Event, May…’.

  To Register for this forthcoming event, please click on our Eventbrite link :   Knowledge Sharing Event  Embedding RPL: Practice and Policy   Wednesday, 22nd May 2019    10.00am- 15.30 pm    Connacht Hotel, Dublin Road, Galway   Tickets available at Embedding RPL in Practice and Policy 2019      Page Break  9.30   Registration – Tea/ […]

To Register for the below event, please click on our Eventbrite link :   Knowledge Sharing Event Embedding RPL: Practice and Policy     Wednesday, 22nd May 2019     10.00am-15.30 pm     Connacht Hotel, Dublin Road, Galway         9:30 Registration – Tea/ Coffee   10:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks […]