Measuring system for non-formal and informal learning

The INFORM project aims at designing, developing and testing a model which will measure non-formal and informal learning specifically developed for those accessing initial training / education / basic skills within the context of lifelong guidance. It proposes to design and develop a series of tools which will aim to measure in a transparent and credible manner non-formal and informal learning.

For many disadvantaged job seekers accessing labour market opportunities and /or initial training/education and guidance supports, it can be difficult to measure and document the competencies developed through life experience. Organisations working with this target group often have difficulties in identifying and measuring these competencies (developed informally and non-formally) and therefore are unable to build a clear picture of an individuals skills and abilities. These competencies are often transferable into the workplace, into further training and education and can influence guidance practice.


  • Development of tools for self-assessment
  • INFORM competence-check, web-based measuring instrument for the determinaton and visualisation of daily abilities as learning fields
  • Guide for a competence interview that helps finding own competences
  • Successful pilot test with 150 participants

The products are available in English, German and Swedish.

Project duration

October 2006 till November 2008

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