The Effects of European Recommendations on the Validation of Lifelong Learning: A Quality Assurance Model for VET in Spain Articles uri icon

publication date

  • June 2021

start page

  • 1

end page

  • 26


  • 13(7283)


  • 13

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2071-1050

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2071-1050


  • Validation is an effective procedure for recognising the skills and knowledge acquired by individuals. However, the validation mechanisms in each country are not always easy to understand, especially due to a lack of information/data. The aim of this paper is to design a management system based on processes for the accreditation of professional competences acquired by work experience in Spain, considering European regulations. This is carried out through a contextualization of both regulatory frameworks through a bibliographic review, as well as the analysis of the quantitative and qualitative outcomes of the surveys that groups of experts involved in these tasks/procedures completed in Spain. All this has made it possible to design a model for the validation of learning acquired through professional experience as well as non-formal and informal channels in Europe and Spain, which facilitates the process of accreditation of competences.


  • vet; european; validation principles; spain