Adults who assist qualified adult learning teachers, or who take a role as one-to-one tutors for literacy and numeracy learners. Often referred to as ‘volunteer tutors’, they are engaged following short training courses, followed by in-service training.
Final stage of secondary education that normally begins at the end of compulsory education. The entrance age is usually 15 or 16 years. Entrance qualifications (completion of compulsory education) and other minimum entry requirements are generally needed. Instruction is often more subject-oriented than lower secondary education (ISCED 2). The typical duration of ISCED level 3 varies from two to five years.
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.
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