VCC meets the requirements of the European Qualifications Framework
The idea of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) appeared in 2004. It was created by the European Commission in October 2006 and formally approved by the European Parliament in April 2008. The European Qualifications Framework is an international frame of reference including all qualifications and is entirely based on learning effects. EQF aims at facilitating comparison of qualifications acquired at different time, in different forms and in different places, promoting lifelong learning, developing better matching between skills and labour market needs as well as improving occupational mobility of employees. European Qualifications Framework allows integrating learning effects in general, higher and vocational education systems, i.e. formal, informal and non-formal education. Everyone can use the VCC certification, regardless of time, place or form of knowledge acquisition. This condition is the most important assumption of EQF.
According to provisions of the European Parliament and the Council of Europe of 23 April 2008 concerning establishing the European Qualifications Framework, the term “qualifications” means “a formal result of asessment and validation processes achieved in such a situation when, according to the previously determined procedure, the right body stated that the specific person gained learning results which are in compliance with the defined standards.” The formal result means that, as a result of effectuating the specific procedure, the specific person received a diploma or a certificate.
These assumptions are reflected in the VCC system, where certification process in specific professions and competence groups is created by Careers Experts, basing on validatable learning effects. According to the established procedures, VCC Foundation verifies if a specific person has achieved the required learning outcomes and concurrently provides percentage ratio of the gained result. Supplement to the VCC certificate presents detailed information on the obtained result and the qualification level, which is compliant with the European Qualification Framework.
However, “professional qualifications” are understood as a system of skills, messages and psychophysical features required for carrying out professional duties. This approach is reflected in the concept of the VCC system, in which elements of interpersonal, computer and foreign language competences have been included.
Consequently, a VCC certificate holder is a fully qualified employee, both in theoretical and practical approach. Such people can use information technology in their work and speak foreign language using professional jargon related to their profession.