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What does the National Contact Point for England do?

The NCP for England provides information and guidance, via its website, email and telephone to parties involved in the implementation of ECVET in England.

We offer expertise to help awarding bodies understand how the ECVET can work with existing vocational qualifications, or how the ECVET process can be considered in the design of new awards.

We also provide information to students in vocational education and training (VET) on how ECVET can help to validate learning and facilitate mobility.

Learn more about ECVET.

Network of Contact Points

The NCP for England is part of a wider network of contact points in the UK, the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA).

Other National Contact Points in the UK

ECVET NCP for Scotland

Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Partnership
201 West George Street
G2 2LW
Tel: 0845 270 7371
Fax: 0845 270 7372
Email: info@scqf.org.uk

ECVET NCP for Wales

ECVET NCP for Wales
Colleges Wales
Unit 7 Cae Gwyrdd
Greenmeadow Springs
CF15 7AB
Tel: 029 2052 2500 (switchboard)
DL: 029 2052 8381
Email: sian.holleran@collegeswales.ac.uk

ECVET NCP for Northern Ireland

ECVET NCP for Northern Ireland
Council for the Curriculum
Examinations & Assessment
29 Clarendon Road
Clarendon Dock
Belfast BT1 3BG
Tel: +44 (0)2890 261200
Fax: +44 (0)2890 261234
Email: info@ccea.org.uk

The Role of the National Coordinator

Ecorys has been confirmed as the national coordinator for ECVET in the UK; they will coordinate the activities of the UK ECVET Experts team raising awareness and promoting the benefits of ECVET in the UK.

The role of the national coordinator is:

  • to implement the action lines of the Recommendation of the European Parliament and the Council on the establishment of ECVET
  • to promote the development and use of ECVET as part of a lifelong learning strategy, which is an element of the Lisbon strategy for growth and jobs and remains an important component of Europe 2020

The ECVET Contact Point for England is part of ECCTIS Ltd. ECCTIS Ltd was awarded the contract to manage the Contact Point functions to aid the implementation of ECVET throughout Europe from 2010.