Systems and Procedures of Certification of Qualifications in France. National Report. 3rd Edition. CEDEFOP Panorama.Report as inadecuate

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This report describes current systems and procedures for certification in France. An introduction makes brief reference to the characteristics of the general and vocational training systems. Part 1 provides details of the respective powers of the various bodies and authorities involved in the establishment of certification procedures. It examines these areas: the certificates and diplomas established by the ministries, the qualifications issued by training bodies and approved by the Committee on the Approval of Technical Training Qualifications, and the qualifications recognized by the occupational sectors. Other sections address the extensive consultations that precede the establishment of diplomas and the validating authorities. Part 2 describes access to certificates and diplomas, including conditions for access and qualification profiles. It also discusses training establishments and forms of training, including training/work experience schemes, modular training and the credit units system, and distance learning. Part 3 describes assessment procedures and conditions for the issue of certificates and diplomas. It addresses the following topics: assessment procedures, assessment objectives, and organization of and responsibility for assessment; composition of the examining boards; and who issues certificates and diplomas in the various ministries. A conclusion highlights trends. Appendixes contain the number of certificates and diplomas issued by ministry, list of abbreviations, and six references. (YLB)

Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Educational Administration, Educational Certificates, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Sex Fairness, Student Certification, Student Evaluation, Vocational Education

Author: Perker, Henriette; And Others


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