What is validation?

One can often do more than what is seen in documents such as grades or certificates. Validation means an evaluation of the knowledge and skills that a person has acquired through study or social life and working life. Here we have gathered the most common questions regarding validation. Validation is about making a person's skills visible, regardless of the way they have learned.

Certificate and grades after validation

Why validation?
The purpose of validation may be, for example, to adapt an ongoing education to already acquired knowledge so that as a student you do not need to read about subjects you already know. Therefore, you who have been in business for a couple of years can by means of validation shorten your education considerably and get documentation of your knowledge.

What does validation mean?

Validation therefore involves conducting a survey, assessment and evaluation of an individual's actual knowledge, skills and abilities, regardless of how they were acquired - in summary, an individual's real competence.

This competence may have been developed through formal learning (organized education in the public education system), non-formal learning (organized education in addition to the public education system) or informal learning (from working life or everyday life). The valuation of the real competence is documented in the form of, for example, grades, certificates or certificates.

The term validation can also be used in conjunction with the translation of existing grades, certificates or certificates from another country into Swedish conditions. This is called assessment of foreign education, and means that the individual's formal education is valued rather than the actual competence.

Validation allows individuals to:

  • Get formal proof of their competence.
  • • Be able to start studies at the right level and be given the opportunity to shorten the training time in further studies.
  • • Increase their competitiveness in the labor market.
  • • Increase the opportunity to get a job in their area of expertise.

Validation can be the right path for someone who:

  • Has worked or trained abroad and lacks documentation.
  • Are unemployed or at risk of becoming so and want to shorten the way to a new job.
  • Employed and want to strengthen their position at work by having their knowledge confirmed.
  • Thinking about studying and having experience that can shorten the time in education.
  • Have undergone a labor market education, internal education, study circle or other types of study outside the school.
  • Has been active in associations or similar who have provided knowledge that can be validated.
  • Through Miba Academy AB's quality assured validation process, the knowledge, skills and abilities that an individual has already acquired are mapped, assessed and documented.

Who can be relevant for validation?

A validation is individual and a personal assessment must always be made to see if it is possible to validate or not. For more information about your opportunities, please contact us for a discussion.

Mibas validation

Miba's validation offers comprehensive solutions based on the individual's needs and conditions. Our quality assured validation process creates the right conditions for validation, training and job matching.

Our employees follow the individual throughout the validation process, from anchoring to proof of competence. We also offer supplementary training for those individuals who have undergone validation and need supplementary training efforts, as well as relevant job matching.

  • We have a uniform model that follows national guidelines.
  • Our validation process is fair, measurable and reliable so that all individuals are validated equally.
  • Our digital IT tool will in the future offer a systematic validation process and the individual can follow the whole process.
  • We have certified validation providers who have long experience in validation.
  • Miba's pedagogical approach highlights guidance and assessment as two important elements of the validation process.

The validation process at Miba Academy consists of four different sub-processes:

  • The validation process at Miba Academy consists of four different sub-processes:
  • Overview of competency mapping
  • In-depth skills mapping
  • Assessment of competence for certificates
  • Competence assessment for evidence

Prior to validation, the individual receives information about opportunities and rights. As part of the guidance, an initial competency survey is conducted which results in a validation plan. The basic structure of the validation consists of mapping and assessing the individual's real skills. The assessment includes requirements that must be met in order for the result to be legitimate, equitable and legal.

Miba Academy validates in the following areas:

  • Hairdressing
  • Barber
  • Make-up Artist
  • Eyelash Extension