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Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2018
The aim of the paper is to identify and analyse patterns and trends in enrolment in upper secondary initial vocational education and training (IVET) in Europe over the period 1995 to 2015. The research produced findings on comparability of the international data as well as trends in enrolment in upper secondary IVET and its share of enrolment in…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2016
This Cedefop study focuses on the contribution that vocational education and training (VET) can make to reducing early leaving from education and training (ELET). Published in two volumes, the first is dedicated to understanding better the learning pathways of young students, providing measurements of early leaving in VET, and understanding the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Technical Education, Career Education, Dropouts
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2016
This Cedefop study examines the contribution that vocational education and training (VET) can make to reducing early leaving from education and training (ELET). Published in two volumes, this first looks at quantitative data to understand better the extent of early leaving from VET (ELVET). It analyses mechanisms for monitoring early leaving (at…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Technical Education, Career Education, Dropouts
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2014
Improvements in workforce skills are essential for European countries to attain higher economic growth and to compete effectively on product markets. Literature indicates a positive relationship between levels of education and productivity growth. This report builds on and expands this body of research in two ways: (1) It investigates the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Job Skills, Foreign Countries, Educational Attainment
Grm, Slava Pevec; Bjørnåvold, Jens – Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2014
This study addresses qualifications at level 5 of the European qualifications framework (EQF) in 15 countries (Belgium (Flanders), the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Ireland, France, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, the United Kingdom (EWNI and Scotland) that had linked their national…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Employment Qualifications, Vocational Education, Lifelong Learning
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2013
This paper provides an overview of VET (vocational education and training) in Ireland. In Ireland, the main providers of VET are the national Training and Employment Authority (FAS--a non-commercial semi-State body, part of the public sector) and vocational education committees (VECs--public sector bodies at county level responsible for vocational…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Job Skills
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2013
Certificates, diplomas and titles are commonly known as qualifications. Their purpose is to show employers, training providers, and individuals what the person holding the qualification has learned and can do. Every country issues many different qualifications, but for the European labor market to work as intended--that is for European citizens to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Qualifications, Certification, Academic Degrees
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2013
The European credit system for vocational education and training (ECVET) is one of the European instruments designed to make VET systems more transparent. It aims to make it easier for vocational students to move between learning institutions, whether in the same country or abroad. ECVET, which concerns qualifications at all levels of the European…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Credits, Transfer Policy
Bjørnåvold, Jens; Grm, Slava Pevec – Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2013
Level descriptors are essential elements of national qualifications frameworks being established across Europe. They define what is meant by learning outcomes, describing what an individual is expected to know, be able to do and understand, having acquired a qualification at a particular level. This Cedefop working paper shows that most of the 36…
Descriptors: National Standards, Foreign Countries, Academic Standards, Cultural Differences
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2012
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…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning, Adult Students
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2012
This report reviews the use of loans for learning in 33 European countries and analyses the schemes in eight selected Member States: France, Hungary, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Finland, Sweden and the UK. The analysis shows that loan schemes vary considerably across Europe in terms of types and levels of learning covered, conditions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Student Loan Programs, Student Financial Aid