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Apprenticeship schemes in European countries: a cross-nation overview

Looks at what countries define and offer as apprenticeship training, to identify the changes in apprenticeship practice. Considers whether and how apprenticeship schemes differ in terms of organisational attributes namely: alternation and its form, duration, sharing of responsibility between the education and training side and the labour market side, and the relationship between the training company and the learner. Identifies two distinct purposes and functions, plus a hybrid one: apprenticeship as an education and training system; apprenticeship as a type of vocational education and training (VET) delivery within the formal VET system; and apprenticeship to offer young people a way of reaching a qualification by bringing them into the labour market. Concludes that there is a need to rebuild the broken link between apprenticeship as a valuable type of VET delivery and the qualification it leads to.


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European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training
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European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP)

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