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6.4 Validation of non-formal and informal learning

Last update: 29 March 2023
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  1. Arrangements for the validation of non-formal and informal learning
  2. Information and guidance
  3. Quality assurance

Arrangements for the validation of non-formal and informal learning

There is no official validation system of competences and skills acquired though non-formal and informal learning in Cyprus, yet. Several of the objectives of the National Youth Strategy 2017-2022 (Εθνική στρατηγική για τη νεολαία 2017-2022) focus on youth work and non-formal and informal learning (NFL).

In addition, the Ministry of Education, Sport and Youth is co-ordinating the project “ Establishment of Validation Mechanisms for non-formal and informal Learning - Pilot Implementation" (Θέσπιση Μηχανισμών Επικύρωσης Mη-Tυπικής και Άτυπης Μάθησης – Πιλοτική Εφαρμογή) As this is an ongoing reform, for more information please see section 6.10.

Information and guidance

Since there is yet no official validation system of non-formal and informal learning in Cyprus, there are not any awareness-raising activities by top-level authorities to inform and guide on the topic.

The project “"Establishment of Validation Mechanisms for non-formal and informal Learning - Pilot Implementation" (Θέσπιση Μηχανισμών Επικύρωσης Mη-Tυπικής και Άτυπης Μάθησης – Πιλοτική Εφαρμογή) includes the design of a mechanism for the provision of guidance services and the advisory support of the candidates who will be led to certification, as well as the preparation of educational material for the training of guidance counsellors.

Quality assurance

There is no existing system of quality assurance of the arrangements for the validation of non-formal and informal competences in Cyprus. As this is part of an ongoing reform, for more information please see section 6.10.