“ESCO” –is the multilingual classification of European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations, of the European commission.
It identifies and categorises skills, competences, qualifications and occupations relevant for the EU labour market and education and training, in 25 European languages. The system provides occupational profiles showing the relationships between occupations, skills, competences and qualifications.
ESCO has been developed in an open IT format and is available for use free of charge by everyone and can be accessed through an online portal https://ec.europa.eu/esco/portal/home.
The three levels in the profession of Physiotherapy, proposed and requested by ESCO to specify are:
- Physiotherapist assistant
- Advanced physiotherapist
For the definition of each level, the group of education of the European Region of the World Confederation of Physiotherapy (ER-WCPT) has been working with ESCO. In collaboration with ER-WCPT, ENPHE has given comments for the process during the years 2013-2016.
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