Vocational education and training systems in Europe at a glance: new Cedefop publication

The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) has published a new report which brings together the main VET features and data in 30 countries: all EU Member States, Norway and Iceland. The publication, by clarifying the place of VET in countries’ overall education and training systems, presents main accession and progression routes for learners; types and levels of qualifications they lead to; types of programmes, delivery modes, work-based learning ratio and duration.

This publication is a useful starting point for work by policy makers, social partners, experts and researchers. It provides orientation to a range of other actors involved in VET-related activities: VET providers, teachers and trainers; guidance, qualifications and validation staff; and other readers who want to familiarise themselves with VET systems across and beyond Europe. It also confirms trends that Cedefop identified in its policy monitoring: work-based learning has been strengthened, notably in form of apprenticeships while formal VET is opening up to different age groups to allow people to progress and upgrade their qualifications.

For more information please read the report here.