The publication examines the cooperation within the strategic triangle of Educational Institutions, Enterprises and Students in England, Flanders, Czechia, Denmark, Germany and the Czech Republic. Within each of these nations, the publication examines the systems of higher vocational education, provides a typology of higher vet qualifications and examines the partnerships between the members of the strategic triangle at policy, institutional management and pedagogical levels. The reports are based on a mixture of focus groups with employers, providers and students and desk research into Higher VET Systems
The Micro-Credential (MC) Users’ Guide offers guidelines for implementing short learning programmes at institutional level and provides links to useful tools, such as the Open Education Passport and Credit Supplement and other supporting documents. The MC User’s Guide takes into account recent developments of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) as a tool of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) for making studies and courses more transparent and thus helping to enhance the flexibility and quality of higher education.
The MC User’s Guide will equip Higher Education institutions to adequately adapt to the changes brought about modularisation of education; to improve the recognition and transfer of learning between different educational organizations as well as the world of work. This guidelines apply to any MCs designed, developed and delivered by higher education institutions (HEI). It is of paramount importance that this document is read together with other quality assurance documents and policies issued by the National Qualifications Agency and other related agencies.