VIA hosts the national programme for prior learning

The National Programme for Prior Learning is responsible for recognition of prior learning.

The Programme for Prior Learning (NVR) was established in 2007 with support from the Ministry of Education. VIA supports the programme, which now adresses research and development tasks nationally and internationally.

Prior Learning includes all skills

The goal of the programme is to enhance the recognition of prior learning. It is about focusing on a person’s overall skills so that individuals can use and build on their skills in their working life and in the education system. The concept of 'prior learning' includes a person's overall knowledge, skills and competencies that can be acquired in both work and private life.

The professionalisation of work

The Programme for Prior Learning contributes to an ever increasing degree of professionalism and quality of work with the recognition of prior learning. This is being done through cooperation with Danish and international research institutions. Meanwhile the NVR has a role as the ’Association for the Promotion of Prior Learning'. In this context, the programme helps to develop a more conscious, critical and constructive practice in relation to the process of recognizing prior learning.

The Programme’s Activities

The programme's main tasks are: 

  • Development and research projects
  • Conferences and seminars
  • Competence development
  • Consultancy Dissemination and dialogue on prior learning (APL)

For additional information, please contact:

Kirsten Aagaard, head of programme
T: +45 87 55 18 21