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.
Learning providers and clients, e.g. employers and employees’ representatives working together to identify the training needs of employees to inform the design of a learning programme.
Organisations which are self-governing and constitutionally independent of the state, do not distribute profits to shareholders, and benefit to a significant degree from voluntarism. The sector encompasses voluntary and community organisations, charities, social enterprises, and cooperatives.
The period of active retirement, often from age 60-74.
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