Validation of prior Experience – VAE
You would like to pursue higher studies but you do not hold the required diploma (end of secondary education diploma) or its recognition?
If you have several years of experience in the field in which you wish to study, you may be able to validate this prior experience through the VAE (“Valorisation des acquis de l’expérience”), by setting up of a file providing evidence of this experience. The VAE could enable you to access the chosen studies or even be exempted from a part of the study program.
The “Promotion sociale” has its own system of VAE called VA (“Valorisation des acquis”), because every form of learning (experience, training and studies) can be taken into account.
This system in the Flemish Community is called EVC (“Eerder Verworven Competenties”), or Validation of acquired competences.