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formal education to non-formal and informal learning for out-of-school youth and adults. .... outcomes and vocational education and training, national qualifications .... formally accredited bodies have no currency in the local labour market.
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COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTRES:

ASIA-PACIFIC REGIONAL CONFERENCE REPORT 2013

COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTRES: ASIA-PACIFIC REGIONAL CONFERENCE REPORT 2013 National Qualifications Frameworks for Lifelong Learning and Skills Development

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APL/13/043-E

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY................................................................................1 HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CONFERENCE.........................................................1 1. INTRODUCTION....................................................................................... 3 1.1 Background.................................................................................................................................... 3 1.2 Objectives of the Conference.............................................................................................4 2. KEYNOTE BY DR. PATRICK WERQUIN.................................................. 5 NQF: A Navigational Tool for Lifelong Learners 2.1 Background................................................................................................................................... 5 2.2  Terms and Concepts – A Complex Terminology to Save, but to Simplify for End Users.............................................................................................................. 7 2.3 Qualification – A Parchment/Document Reflecting Competencies ...... 8 2.4 Qualifications Framework – A Classification Instrument.................................. 9 2.5 Lifelong Learning – Different Issues from Preschool Education to Adult Learning...............................................................................................................12 2.6 Recognition – It is Societal Recognition of Qualifications that Matters ..........................................................................................................................13 2.7 Main Lessons about the Vocabulary – The Reality is Complex..........14 2.8 Qualifications Frameworks – A Powerful Policy Tool ................................14 2.9 Overall Aims – Lifelong Learning and Employability for the Labour Market......................................................................................................................15 2.10 Practical Objectives .........................................................................................................15 2.11 Expected Results – First and Foremost: Transparency of the Qualifications System ............................................................................................16 2.12 Expected Results – Mechanism for Promoting Lifelong Learning ....17 2.13 Emerging Issues and Policy Pointers .....................................................