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SiQuCAE: A system for quality assurance in non formal and informal learning

The recession that characterized the last years of the European economy has had an enormous effect on the labour market. Studies show positive signals for employment by 2020, but only if policies and instruments able to facilitate the mobility of workers from one sector to another are put in place and only if we manage to validate and recognize learning outcomes achieved in a non/ informal context. In this direction, it becomes urgent: optimizing access to all levels of education, improving flexibility in the recognition of learning outcomes and how they lead to achievement of qualifications.

This challenge was at the heart of the SiQuCAE partnership.
Read more about the methodology and the process in the:

About SiQuCAE ...

The SiQuCAE partnership has developed and tested
quality assurance systems in order to:

  • increase the quality of and access to validation of non-formal and informal learning
  • qualify the training and work systems in partner countries.
  • improve the effectiveness of investment in validation of non-formal and informal learning.

SiQuCAE contributes to challenges in the validation of
non formal and informal learning by:

  • improving governance systems on RPL.
  • establishing frameworks for quality assurance of RPL.
  • the identification of partner organisations' quality label.
  • training of labour and training workers.
  • accreditation of providers.

How you can benefit from the SiQUCAE project...

On the 20th of September 2013, a
final conference was held in Venice to present the most important outcomes, observations of the partners and recommendations for further use for all relevant stakeholders dealing with quality assurance in the sector of non formal and informal learning. Read more about the conference programme

products and tools are available on a seperate page in and . The common developed products are available in English and the products related to each of the contexts of the partner countries are available in the partner languages.

All products can also be found in the Leonardo da Vinci ADAM database.

This website is developed with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union.

This publication reflects the views only of the authors and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information therein.

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