The present glossary of terms on quality in education and training is meant to promote communication and understanding. It is intended for researchers, experts and all those involved in improving the quality of learning curricula, learning providers and education and training systems. It does not represent an exhaustive inventory of the terminology used by specialists. This glossary is an updated and extended version of Quality in training – La qualité dans la formation, published by Cedefop in 2003. It considers a series of important recent policy developments at European level, including... setting up a European qualifications framework for lifelong learning (EQF (6)) and the development of a European credit system for vocational education and training (ECVET (7)).