Webinar: Individual-centred approach to validation

Inspiration from Iceland and the Netherlands


Upskilling pathways - how to go from practice to policy?

- The webinar will inspire participants with new approaches for assessing skills, tailoring courses to learners’ needs and validating prior learning. 

- The focus is on the target group – adults with low basic skills.

- The webinar will discuss how to support the target in making their skills and competences visible and proceed towards further learning, work and engagement into society.

Watch the full recorded webinar here:

Who should attend?

The webinar is targeted at adult educators, course providers and planers, and decision makers who would like to deepen their understanding of the UP initiative and get inspired by good practices in teaching basic skills.

The webinar will present good practices of skills development in the UP-AEPRO-partner countries (Belgium, Finland, Iceland, Portugal, Sweden and the UK). Participants are invited to share their experiences and discuss the challenges and further needs concerning implementation of this European initiative in their country.

About Upskilling Pathways 

Upskilling Pathways is a European strategy aimed at strengthening learning provision for adults with low basic skills. The webinars are connected to the three steps of the Upskilling Pathways (UP) initiative:

1) Skills assessment

2) Tailor-made learning offer

3) Validation and recognition of skills. 

Webinar's topic: Individual-centred approach to validation

The International Women’s centre (IWC) in the Netherlands uses a step by step validation process to empower women towards active participation in society and the labour market. The validation method is used widely and goes under the name CH-Q method. CH-Q is developed in Switzerland and focuses on raising awareness; documentation; presentation; assessment and certification. At the webinar, Marlies Pfann from IWC will talk us through how the method has been used.

Welcome to the 1 st webinar, organised by the AE-PRO project, ETSC in Iceland and NVL Iceland. You are invited to participate actively with reflections and comments. Get involved and be part of a European community of adult educators!

Please, sign up here: expression of interest -form and receive a link to the webinar one day before the start. E-mail addresses are not used for other purposes.


Hildur Hrönn Oddsdóttir hildur@frae.is


The UP-AEPRO project (2018–2020) addresses the need of adult education trainers and policymakers to learn more about European policies and other countries’ practises and innovations in adult learning, in order to succeed better in reaching adults with low basic skills and implementing the Upskilling Pathways initiative in their country.

This seminar is the first seminar of a series of seminars on the topic "Upskilling pathways - how to go from practice to policy?". Follow the updates about all the webinars here.