A voluntary organisation providing educational, creative and leisure activities for older people no longer in full-time employment.(Commonly referred to as U3A). U3A advocates learning for pleasure: there is no accreditation or validation and there are no assessments or qualifications to be gained.
The sub-division of a whole course into small units of learning. Each unit has a measurable value or recognised set of learning outcomes which can be expressed in ‘credits’ (see credit accumulation and transfer) towards a whole qualification.
Progress to the next level up in a qualifications framework or the next step in a qualification process (for example, to complete an incomplete level of qualification); a key element of the EU’s Adult Learning Action Plan.
Liberal non-formal and voluntary educational system for all ages, more common in Nordic countries and comprising folk high schools and study associations.