Quality in validation in the Nordic countries

Anne Marie Dahler and Håkon Grunnet, National Knowledge Centre for Validation of Prior Learning (Denmark) – NVR, June 2012
Final report for “Quality in the Nordic Countries – A Mapping Project” 

The report is based on extensive documentation collected in five country reports which have been prepared by project participants from Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. 

The individual country reports are available on the NVR website at www.nvr.nu and on the NVL website at www.nordvux.net. The five country reports were subject to discussion at the final working seminar held on 26 April 2012 at the Department of Education, Aarhus University in Copenhagen. Here project participants from Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark each presented their country reports. Subsequently, the 35 attendants, who nearly represented the five participating countries equally, discussed the findings and themes relating to quality in validation in the five countries. 

In March 2011, the National Knowledge Centre for Validation of Prior Learning, Nordplus sought financial support for the development of a project entitled Quality of Validation in the Nordic Countries - A Mapping Project. Contact had previously been made to relevant partners in Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland via NVR’s connections in The Expert Network for Validation. This expert validation network forms part of Nordic Network for Adult Learning (NVL), an adult learning network through which it was possible to establish contact with Nordic institutions of education, organizations and indi-viduals who work with validation and quality assurance.