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European Short Learning Programmes

About E-SLP Project

E-SLP is a project about European Short Learning Programmes (SLPs) for continuous professional development and lifelong learning.

About SLPs

Short Learning Programmes (SLPs) or short degree programmes are a group of courses (units, modules or other learning building blocks) with a common subject focussing on specific needs in society and which are part of larger degrees. Different typologies and names exist throughout Europe.

SLP Characteristics

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Level

European Qualification Framework (EQF)
ranging from foundation to doctoral level (4 to 8)

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Study time

Study time between 5 to 60 ECTS

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Recognition and accreditation

Recognising SLP qualifications as part of wider degree programmes. Such that these qualifications are compliant with the (renewed) EQF as well as with quality assurance and accreditation procedures

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Relation to formal degrees

SLPs must be regarded as building blocks to formal degrees

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Target groups

Mainly non-traditional learners and adult learners, who combine work and study or learn for personal development
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Online and blended

The E-SLP project will mainly focus on flexible online/blended SLPs

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Flexibility and scalability

Implementation of flexible and scalable SLPs as main part of continuing education/continuous professional development and lifelong learning policies. Flexibility by for example responses to market, flexible building blocks to degrees, openness, non-stop enrolment, flexible learning paths, asynchronous, etc. and scalability by progressive accreditation, massive audience, easy context adaptation, etc.

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Society and Market driven

  • responding to the demand of large numbers of students for a shorter study
  • responding to immediate economic knowledge and skills requirements in enterprises, to cultural, social and environmental needs and personal development in society
  • responding to the needs of large numbers of learners for continuous education and continuous professional development and innovation in enterprises

The project is funded under Erasmus+ Programme, Key Action 3: Support for Policy Reform – Initiatives for Policy Innovation - "Forward Looking Cooperation Projects"

Project Number: 590202-EPP-1-2017-1-NL-EPPKA3-PI-FORWARD
Project Duration: 36 months 
Start date: 01-01-2018
End date: 31-12-2020
Coordinator: European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU)

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