Apart from the following glossary on crucial VET and Apprenticeship terms, you can find existing glossaries from the different countries below.

Set of knowledge, skills and/or competences an individual has acquired and/or is able to demonstrate after completion of a learning process, either formal, non-formal or informal. Statements of what a learner knows, understands and is able to do on completion of a learning process, which are defined in terms of knowledge, skills and competence.


Cedefop (2008). Terminology of European education and training policy – A selection of 100 key terms. Luxembourg: Publications office. http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/files/4064_en.pdf [accessed 23.4.2012].

European Parliament and Council of the European Union (2008). Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2008 on the establishment of the European qualifications framework for lifelong learning. official Journal of the European Union, C 111, 6.5.2008, pp. 1-7. http://eur-lex.europa.eu/lexuriServ/lexuriServ.do?uri=oJ:c:2008:111:0001:0007:en:Pdf [accessed 22.7.2010].