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Factsheet for measure EE-2005-1/2486 – measures in Estonia
|Country||Estonia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 01 January 2005|
|Context||Restructuring Support Instruments|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Active labour market policies (enhancing employability, training, subsidised job creation, etc.)
|Author||Ingel Kadarik (Praxis Center for Policy Studies) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||23 June 2022 (updated 21 October 2022)|
The purpose of the APEL system is to meet the lifelong learning goals by making visible and valuing all knowledge and skills of a person, regardless of the time, place and method of their acquisition. APEL system can be used by individuals who wish to resume formal education studies (higher and vocational level education) that had been previously interrupted. It enables students to acquire a vocational certificate. The development of the APEL system started in 2005 and was mostly operational by 2009.
The APEL system enables the accreditation of a person's knowledge and skills-set, regardless of whether these have been acquired at a workplace, in training courses or in educational institutions. APEL takes into account a range of factors: previous studies, participation in professional training or courses, self-learning, and skills and knowledge acquired during a professional career. The APEL system can be used for meeting the admission criteria, transferring study credits from previous studies or transferring previous work experience into study credits for completing the study curriculum. It cannot be used for final examinations and defending graduation papers.
Accreditation requires the following documentation: a written application; documents that prove acquired knowledge and experience, such as a training certificate, or job description; and Europass documentation. It can also involve an interview and observation of skills (for example, involving a practical or technical demonstration).
No data available.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Eurofound (2022), Accrediting Prior Experiential Learning (APEL), measure EE-2005-1/2486 (measures in Estonia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/EE-2005-1_2486.html
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