Learning plans which allows better tracking of what your students need to know, are coming to be a part of core Moodle from the next Moodle version i.e. Moodle 3.0 based on the design used in Totara for learning plans.
The learning plan enables staff to see at a glance their progress against specific learning events and the whole plan.
According to the specifications for Learning plans for Moodle 3.0, the feature introduces a few concepts::

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  • Competency – A skill, knowledge, qualification, or capacity. Each competency is often given a unique code and may be related to other competencies.
  • Competency framework – An organized collection of competencies. Often created by a standards body.
  • Course competencies – A list of competencies from one or more competency frameworks, that are linked to a course. Completing the course will mark those competencies complete.
  • Learning Plan – A users personal list of competencies (achieved and yet to be achieved). A user can create their own draft learning plan, but it must be approved by someone with the required capability before it becomes “Active”.
  • Evidence of prior learning – Some sort of documentation that has been provided to prove that a specific competency has been met. Must be approved before the competency will be deemed to be achieved.
  • Learning plan template – A predefined list of competencies and courses that can be used as the basis for a users personal learning plan.

Read the complete specifications here. The tracker issue (MDL-49458) for the same is located here: https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-49458

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