Formalisation of competencies acquired by informal and non-formal means

Individual career pathways at level 5 of the German Qualifications Framework

Coverbild: BWP 6/2017
Ausgabe/Jahr (Jahrgang) 6/2017 (46)
Seite(n) 32-35

Against the background of the skilled worker shortage, the question of the recognition of competencies obtained by informal and non-formal routes is growing in significance. The focus extends beyond issues relating to advancement within a firm to include recognition of learning achievements beyond the company level. This article presents two project approaches from the “InnovatWB” funding programme which are exploring new routes for how competencies acquired in the work process or via continuing training events can lead to an advanced training qualification at specialist level (German Qualifications Framework level 5).