Cross-national comparison using a common template (COMPETE)
involved a European comparative analysis of policy and taxonomies - a cross-national
of the systems in place in 12 European countries, using a common template.
The template allowed for categorisation of the countries on the following
2001, p. 16, 34)
legislation and regulation (definitions of VET training; key policy and
legislation instruments; regulatory bodies; accreditation systems; funding
mechanisms for E&T; social inclusion policies and initiatives);
and the market (school-based; college-based; work-based; informal learning;
providers and levels of provision);
classification systems (national classification systems; regional and local
systems; models used);
taxonomies (skills standards; content models; methodological approach;
classification dimensions; accreditation; monitoring)."