CCEA Regulation is involved in the implementation of several related EU VET initiatives to support lifelong learning and mobility i.e. to help people to work or to continue their education/training at home or in other countries. The initiatives support people moving abroad by helping to ensure that training, skills and qualifications from one European country are trusted, valued and recognised in other countries.
The European VET initiatives are being implemented in the four administrations of the UK and this presents a serious challenge for coordinating activities and presenting coherent information to the users of the initiatives. For these reasons a UK Coordination group for EU VET initiatives was established which brings together the coordinators of the initiatives and their government counterparts for exchanging information. This group plays a major role in ensuring that, from a user perspective as well as a policy perspective, the synergies between these initiatives is optimised and communicated.
For information on what the European VET initiatives are and how they interact the UK EQF National Co-ordination Points (NCPs) have worked collaboratively to produce a user friendly:
- leaflet ‘EU tools for helping people work and study in other countries’. The publication explains the European VET initiatives and their benefits for learners, workers, jobseekers, employers and careers advisors and;
- a report on the European VET initiatives and how they support VET in the UK.
The UK and Ireland qualifications regulators, quality assurance agencies and bodies responsible for UK Qualification Frameworks have updated their popular leaflet, Qualifications Can Cross Boundaries to show the relationship of each Framework to the EQF.