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ERIC Number: ED532256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-9-2896-1087-2
Spotlight on VET Denmark
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training
This paper presents data on the vocational education and training (VET) in Denmark. VET plays a key role in the Danish strategy for lifelong learning and meeting the challenges of globalisation and technological change. The Danish education and training system comprises a mainstream system providing qualifications at all levels, from compulsory schooling to doctoral degrees, and a parallel adult education and continuing training system. The adult education and continuing training system is designed to meet the needs of adult learners, for example by offering part-time courses. The two systems offer equivalent qualifications at the various levels, enabling horizontal permeability. The Danish VET system is characterised by a high level of stakeholder involvement with the social partners, vocational colleges, teachers and students all involved in developing VET based on the principles of consensus and shared responsibility. The main challenge for IVET is improving completion rates. The government has a stated objective that, by 2015, 95 % of a youth cohort should complete an upper secondary education programme. [For related report, "Vocational Education and Training in Denmark. Short Description," see ED532255.]
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training. P.O. Box 22427, Finikas, Thessaloniki, GR-55102. Tel: 30-2310-490111; Fax: 30-2310-490049; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training
Identifiers - Location: Denmark