EVC - EVK

Exemptions – general

As a student, you can obtain exemptions for one or several modules.

If you have a partial certificate or a certificate of a course taken in another school for adult education (CVO) in Belgium, and which you succeeded, you should hand in a copy at the school office.

However, if you have other diplomas or certificates than those delivered by a school for adult education (CVO) and by which you can prove that you have already acquired the contents and competences/final terms of a certain module, then you are covered by the procedure “Previously Acquired Qualifications” (PAQ).

If you already have a certain knowledge, insights and skills that are not ratified by study certificates, for example through self-study, a stay abroad, work experience, etc. you are covered by the procedure “Previously Acquired Competences” (PAC).

If you submit a PAC-file in which the acquired knowledge, insights and skills are questionable, you can take part in an exemption test.

PAQ - Previously Acquired Qualifications

General

Qualifications are domestic or foreign study certificates – other than those delivered by a CVO – that show that students have successfully followed a formal study pathway, insofar that the learning objectives of the learning pathway are concretely stipulated in a document at the beginning of the programme and that they are eventually concretely evaluated. In other words, students must have taken a test/exam that resulted in a formal certificate or diploma. A proof of participation in a training or programme is not considered as a qualification.

Procedure

PAC – Previously Acquired Competences

General

A competence is the whole of knowledge, insights, skills and attitudes acquired through learning processes that are not ratified by study certificates. The CVO therefore needs to check if the competences acquired by the student through self-study, work experience, … can be recognised and lead to an exemption.

Procedure

Exemption Test

General

During an exemption test the centre checks if your acquired competences are sufficiently in accordance with the competences/final terms of the module you request the exemption for. The exemption test consists of a written and/or oral test or practical test, depending on the chosen course.

Procedure