RPL What about the French case?

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Author(s)Sylvie Bonichon, Basile Sircoglou
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is called validation des acquis de l'expérience (VAE) in France. It recognises informal and formal prior learning acquired in various situations (professional, social, volunteering etc.). It is an individual right in French law that entitles people to gain part of of full qualification, no matter the level.
VAE has a long history in France. In 2002, a new decree puts in place two systems of recognition, for professional experience (at least 3 years) and qualifications from other countries, according to the learning outcomes of the French national qualification framework.
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