The National Contact Point (NCP) for the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) for England was formerly managed by ECCTIS Limited. Until 1 January 2021 we were part of a wider network of Contact Points for ECVET in the European Union and the EEA, working alongside separate NCPs for ECVET for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The NCPs provided information to organisations implementing ECVET and to learners participating in vocational education and training.
Following the UK's departure from the EU, and the repeal of the original ECVET Recommendation at EU level, the UK is no longer part of the ECVET initiative and the ECVET NCP for England has ceased operating. This information is provided as an archive for information purposes.
Useful links for those seeking to learn more about ECVET:
Read about the legal context that set up ECVET
Read about the replacement recommendation on VET from November 2020 which repealed the ECVET Recommendation
UK NARIC, ECCTIS Ltd project “Developing ECVET in Practice”
ECVET Experts group, of which the NCP for England was a member, coordinated by the UK Erasmus+ Agency
ECVET Experts guide “Getting the credit your learners deserve”
European Publications - ECVET
EU ECVET Q & A and terminology definitions
Cedefop briefing note: ECVET developments
Learning outcomes approaches in VET curricula