Work-Based Learning

The key feature of the VET providers is to coach their students to meet the rapidly changing requirements of the authentic working life. Thus, for students in vocational education and training it is essential, that they have the possibility to experience the work-based-learning during their studies. Depending on the curricula and national requirements the portion of WBL varies from 20 to even over 90 percent of the studies. EfVET collects the best practices from all of its members and delivers them through virtual environments.

Ensuring the quality of the learning process and achievement of the qualifications during training in the real working place, VET providers need to take care of the training of the in-company trainers, too. A lot of pressure is loaded on the shoulders of us, EfVET members, to make recovery happen after our pandemic crisis. Green transfer, digitalisation, inclusion, and social fairness is made with our students with local and regional companies. To support VET providers in this EfVET shares the latest documents and information through EfVET Newsletter and web-pages.

Effective and transparent WBL also calls for increase in apprenticeships and other kinds of formal education agreements. In Europe, we should have structured electronic forms used by all Nations to safe both the student and the VET provider during the learning process. This can be affected through policy statements and participating the policy debate of EC. The training allowance procedures should be resourced properly, and separately from the resourcing of annual student years. The level of resources appointed to vocational education and training, in general, should be raised in most European countries.