The recognition of learning outcomes, acquired during a period of geographical mobility, relies on the provision of evidence that learning outcomes have been successfully achieved and that there have been subsequent assessment and verification processes undertaken, in the host and home institutions, to confirm this.
In order to make learning progress visible - confirming the extent to which a learner has gained particular knowledge, skills and competence during a period of mobility - it is important to document their achievements in a clear and transparent manner.
In ECVET, it is suggested that learning outcomes that have been achieved, and subsequently assessed, are recorded in recorded in a document called a personal transcript.
However, since there is currently no formal template, partners must agree as to how learning achievement - that has already been the subject of assessment in the host country - can be recorded in a way that:
- provides sufficient insight and detail.
- is clear and understandable for all involved actors - including the host and home institutions and the individual learner.
- is easy to complete.
The purpose of this documentation must also be considered, confirming whether:
- it will be used only for documenting learning achievement from abroad in order to ensure recognition at home;
- it will be used for other purposes such as improving the chances of finding a job after graduation through having documented additionally-acquired competences
In this respect, it is worth considering the following questions:
- is there a specific document that already exists, in the context of the home institution, that can also be used during mobility?
- can the personal transcript (or similar) be integrated into the learning agreement in order to reduce paperwork - for example, can the assessment grid used in the learning agreement also be used for recording achievement?
- can documents developed by previously-funded ECVET pilot projects be used?
- can Europass Mobility documents be used?
- is it necessary to develop new documents for this purpose? If yes: are there any specific requirements regarding the structure or content of such documents?