This Glossary has been produced with a view to helping users to better understand both generic and complex terms that might be used in different parts of the Toolkit. Such terms might appear in introductory or explanatory texts, or in the products and tools that are available for download.

  • adult education
  • alternance training
  • apprenticeship
  • assessment (of learning outcomes)
  • basic skills
  • certification (of learning outcomes)
  • competence
  • continuing vocational education and training
  • curriculum
  • employability
  • formal learning
  • informal learning
  • initial education and training
  • key skills / key competences
  • knowledge
  • non-formal learning
  • on-the-job training
  • qualification
  • recognition (of learning outcomes)
  • skill mismatch
  • skills
  • training of trainers
  • transversal skills
  • validation (of learning outcomes)
  • vocational education and training (VET)
  • volunteering
  • work-based learning
Other Useful Glossaries

...which informed production of the Glossary in this Toolkit, are:
EQAVET Glossary
Cedefop Glossary on Quality in Education and Training.