Recognition of Learning

Formal Learning

Intentional learning/programme of study delivered within an organised and structured context (pre-school, primary school, secondary school, technical college and university) that may lead to formal recognition a recognised qualification.

Informal Learning

Learning which takes place continuously through life and work experiences (sometimes known as experiential learning). It is often unintentional learning.

Non-formal Learning

Learning that takes place alongside the mainstream systems of education and training. It may be assessed but does not normally lead to formal certification.