Confirmation by a competent body that learning outcomes (knowledge, skills and/or competences) acquired by an individual in a formal, non-formal or informal setting have been assessed against predefined criteria and are compliant with the requirements of a validation standard. Validation typically leads to certification.
The first language(s) spoken in early childhood. More than one language can be mother tongues for one person.(‘First language’ and ‘L1’ are synonyms for this in English.)
The ability to read and write. (Note: This is the basic meaning; the definition excludes the wider uses in English which can include oracy (speaking and listening skills) and numeracy; it also excludes the modern use of ‘literacy’ in English to mean ‘capability’, as in ‘financial literacy’, ‘emotional literacy’, etc.)
The ability to read and write at a level of competence that enables full participation in social and economic life.
- Paġna 1