The process that helps to identify a learner’s skills at the beginning of a learning programme, particularly in literacy, language, numeracy and key competences. Initial assessment is often used to help place learners in appropriate learning programmes and is usually followed by detailed diagnostic assessment.
An organisation responsible for funding teaching and learning provision.
which is combined with a procedure for validating learning outcomes.
The percentage of the population aged 18-24 with only lower secondary education or less and no longer in education or training:(Note: This is a pragmatic definition for EU benchmark purposes; a full dictionary definition would not specify this age-range, and a more general definition would be: Those who left school without completing secondary education, or experienced a lack of success at the end of upper secondary school, that is, left without qualifications. ‘Second chance education’ (q.v.) is intended for people meeting this description.)