Europass is a new initiative which aims to help people make their skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood in Europe, thus facilitating the mobility of both learners and workers.
Europass can help you describe your education, skills and competences whether you are looking for a job in your own country or abroad or are applying for further education or training. Each of the five Europass documents has a standardised user friendly structure designed to help you present your skills and competences in a clear and understandable manner.
There are five Europass documents, each of which is obtained in a different manner. Some of the documents are completed independently while others are completed by a competent authority on an individual's behalf. Please choose the link to each of the documents to see how you may obtain it:
There is no fee for any of the Europass documents, they are all available free of charge.
The Europass portfolio is available in the 28 member States of the European Union, EFTA/EEA countries and candidate countries.
Europass Certificate Supplements are now published by QQI for level 5 and 6 major, supplemental and special purpose award specifications within CAS in the FETAC Awards Directory
Providers should promote the Europass Certificate Supplement as it promotes recognition of achievement for their learners.
However, Europass Certificate Supplements are published on-line and should also be accessed by a broad public, including e.g. ENIC NARIC offices overseas assisting QQI award holders to get appropriate recognition for their achievement, higher education institutions here in Ireland and elsewhere, and employers. Certificate Supplements reference the award to the European Qualifications Framework.
The Certificate Supplements are attached to each level 5 and 6 major, supplemental and special purpose award specification within CAS. Others may be produced on request. Just click on the link at the bottom of the Awards Specification in the Awards Directory!
The European Skills Passport is an online career management tool that stores a range of information in a common format that is used across Europe. There are 5 core Europass documents, but others such as references, scanned copies of transcripts and awards can also be added.