Many teachers may still be unclear about what kind of instructions and practices their higher education institution has for the recognition of previously acquired
entrepreneurship competence, or the accreditation of entrepreneurship competence demonstrated in some other manner.
When there are no guidelines or instructions, each teacher develops their own solutions according to the situation in question. This may place the students in an unequal position. Even students may not always be aware of the possibility of using competence acquired outside formal education as part of their studies.
In order to address the challenges related to the practices, responsibilities and
principles at the level of higher education, it is recommended that:
- Practices for the recognition of (prior) learning and accreditation of learning demonstrated in some other manner apply to the entire higher education
- A clear process is planned for the recognition of (prior) learning and
accreditation of learning demonstrated in some other manner at the level of higher education.
- Opinions and suggestions from the teaching staff are taken into consideration when planning the process.
- In terms of each individual course, the study guide will specify (1) whether the course can be replaced by the recognition of (prior) learning or learning demonstrated in some other manner either as a whole / partly / not at all, (2) how the competence can be demonstrated and (3) how the competence is assessed.
- Guidelines are drawn up for each higher education institution detailing how big a share of studies in a specific degree can be replaced by the recognition of (prior) learning or accreditation of learning demonstrated in some other manner. Instructions shall also be drawn up for how to document and monitor the implementation of these guidelines.
- Equal treatment of students is ensured by making the processes of recognising (prior) learning or learning demonstrated in some other manner transparent at the level of higher education.