LEVEL5 is a long-term validation system to assess and validate competence developments in informal and non-formal learning settings.

LEVEL5 is based on a three-dimensional model which maps the development of:

  • Knowledge (-> cognitions)
  • Skills (-> actions) and
  • Attitudes (-> emotions and values)

along five quality levels – from beginner to competent expert.

This model forms the basis for the core LEVEL5 instruments:

The LEVEL5 cube visualises a person’s competence development in a specific (preferably practical) learning field which is described in the so called LEVEL5 reference system.

The LEVEL5 reference systems facilitate the design and planning of informal/non-formal learning and the validation of competences in a specific practical action and learning field