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.
The degree to which knowledge, skills and competences can be used in a new occupational or educational environment, and/or to be validated and certified.
Theoretical or practical training for teachers and trainers.