In their roles as educators, home makers and care givers, men and women obtain a lot of
competences in family life. The FamCompass is a portfolio-tool developed in an european partnership
which validates these family competences. Developed in accordance to profiles of educational
curricula and of professions in the field of family science, social work, remedial pedagogy and care for
children and elderly, it can be used both in procedures of Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) and by
job-coaching centra and career-counsellors. In APL procedures it proves competences in order to
shorten educational careers in higher education and thereby lowers thresholds for minority-groups.
In career-counselling it empowers clients and enriches their application-portfolios.