Competence has come to be used as the generic term, with the connotations of knowledge, understanding, values, attitudes and ability to put them into practice.
- Sjur Bergan, Qualifications - Introduction to a concept, 2007, p. 48
A credit is a quantified means of expressing the volume of learning based on the achievement of learning outcomes and their associated workloads.
- Bologna Follow-Up Group, Framework for Qualifications of the European Higher Education Area, 2005, p. 29
- Read more: The European Credit System
Credits awarded in one programme may be transferred into another programme, offered by the same or another institution. This transfer can only take place if the degree-awarding institution recognises the credits and the associated learning outcomes.
A curriculum is a coherent set of educational content (courses, modules, ...), educational methodology and assessment covered by a programme and, when completed successfully, leading to a degree.
Cycle refers to the three sequential levels identified by the Bologna Process (first cycle, second cycle and third cycle) within which all European higher education qualifications are located.