Tom Leney is responsible for international research and strategy at the UK Government’s Qualifications and Curriculum and Development Agency (QCDA) and is Head of QCDA’s International Unit, as well as the UK Coordinator for the European VET ReferNet network. Tom has taken part in and has led a wide range of international initiatives and research projects, mainly at the European level. He recently led a major study for the European Commission (CEDEFOP) on the developing use of learning outcomes in European education and training systems, and research for the The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on the recognition of non-formal and informal learning. He is currently working on an Exchange-Traded Fund project in the Middle East and North Africa region relating to the development of National Qualifications Frameworks. In February 2010, Tom will leave QCDA to become a chief policy analyst with the Danish Technological institute and a visiting fellow at the London Institute of Education.
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