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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

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Upper secondary education

Final stage of secondary education that normally begins at the end of compulsory education. The entrance age is usually 15 or 16 years. Entrance qualifications (completion of compulsory education) and other minimum entry requirements are generally needed. Instruction is often more subject-oriented than lower secondary education (ISCED 2). The typical duration of ISCED level 3 varies from two to five years.

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Upskilling

Short-term targeted training typically provided following initial education and training, and aimed at supplementing, improving or updating knowledge, skills and/or competences acquired during previous training.

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University of the Third Age

A voluntary organisation providing educational, creative and leisure activities for older people no longer in full-time employment.(Commonly referred to as U3A). U3A advocates learning for pleasure: there is no accreditation or validation and there are no assessments or qualifications to be gained.