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EACEA National Policies Platform


10. Youth work

10.6 Recognition and validation of skills acquired through youth work

Last update: 31 March 2022
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  1. Existing arrangements
  2. Skills

Existing arrangements

There are no recognition and validation arrangements specific to participation in youth work.



Skills acquired through voluntary activities in youth organisations or sports clubs are recognised as non-formal and informal learning. Informal and non-formal learning are recognised in prior learning assessment (realkompetencevurdering). For more information, see section 2.7 on skills recognition in voluntary work and section 6.4 on validation of non-formal and in-formal learning in education and training.