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It is important to develop professional collaborations that involve students and teachers in Hungarian vocational training in regions outside the borders. This can generate a positive trend in the labour market, that would strengthen the integration and the relations of Hungarian vocational training in Hungary and beyond.

The goal is to support the development of the professional and general skills of Hungarian communities beyond its borders in a way that matches increasing European and...

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The working group of the VET Innovation Council, Vocational training development in the Carpathian Basin, mapped future opportunities. The working group carried out the mapping between 2021-22. At its November 2022 meeting, the VET Innovation Council adopted the findings and proposals of the working group. The department responsible for VET development of the Ministry of Culture and Innovation has already started to elaborate the concept for the development of vocational training in...

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  • Ministry of Culture and Innovation
ID number
45418
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Hungary Regulation/Legislation

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Raising the attractiveness, flexibility and permeability of upper secondary VET programmes; developing trilateral cooperation amongst IVET stakeholders, higher education and companies involved in dual VET; creating upper secondary VET institutions that can be entrance pathways to higher education; creating VET programmes for vulnerable students to reduce the rate of those leaving school without a qualification; strengthening career guidance; cooperation with higher education, which enjoys a...

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Hungary from the school year 2020/2021 introduced the following IVET programmes, and changed the name (types) of the existing IVET institutions as follows:

Five-year technological programmes (Technicums)

The previous vocational grammar school (szakgimnázium) programmes have been renamed Technicums (Technikum) and will provide five years of combined general education and VET with the possibility of a preparatory foreign language year. At the end of the programme, learners acquire the...

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This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Culture and Innovation
ID number
36546
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Hungary Regulation/Legislation

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IVET schools and adult education and training providers have to operate as an Accredited Examination Centre (AEC) to raise the quality of the VET programmes they offer. The National Accreditation Office (Nemzeti Akkreditációs Hivatal) is entitled to certify an AEC, based on the standards defined by the Hungarian Standards Institution (Magyar Szabványügyi Testület).

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An important innovation of the new Act on VET LXXX of 2019 is that final vocational examinations will be delivered by AECs instead of VET institutions and AL providers. The centres will run the exams for both (full or partial) VET qualifications listed in the national register of vocational occupations and vocational qualifications offered in adult training.

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Culture and Innovation
  • IKK Innovative Training Support Centre Plc
  • National Accreditation Authority
  • Institute of Transport Sciences Nonprofit Ltd.
  • National Office for VET and Adult Learning (NOVETAL)
ID number
36543
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Hungary Regulation/Legislation

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The Hungarian government has taken official measures - through governmental decrees - to impede the expansion of this epidemic.

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International mobility programmes have been suspended and, as of 16 March 2020, the education process continued digitally (remote learning, homework and assessment).

According to the Ministerial Decision of the Minister responsible for VET No SZFHÁT/100762/2020-ITM, published on 10 November 2020, general education (non-vocational) classes and vocational theoretical classes in VET institutions were organised online, as well as those parts of practical training that do not require a physical...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Culture and Innovation
ID number
36537
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Hungary Regulation/Legislation

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The aim of the measure is to establish, through bilateral governmental or other types of agreement with EU member countries and third countries, short and long-term VET mobility programmes to boost and support global economic cooperation and workforce mobility, and to promote professional skills that can be acquired in the Hungarian VET system.

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Based on the example of the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship created in higher education, the mid-term VET policy strategy 4.0 envisaged creating and operating a VET Stipendium Hungarian Scholarship.

Bodies responsible

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  • Ministry of Culture and Innovation
  • Tempus Public Foundation
ID number
36531
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Hungary Regulation/Legislation

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Participation in the survey aims to support policies on how best to align the skills of the workforce, increase motivation and labour market capacity and explore best national and international practice and labour market processes.

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Starting in 2015, PIAAC, directed by OECD, measured the proficiency in key skills (literacy, numeracy and problem solving) of those aged 16-65; it used direct data collection on the basis of a representative sample in a ten-year cycle.

In Hungary, the realisation of the first wave of the survey started on 3 September 2015 and the results became public in November 2019. The implementing body is NOVETAL (National Office for VET and Adult Learning) in cooperation with the Central Statistical...

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  • National Office for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning (NOVETAL)
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Hungarian Central Statistical Office
ID number
36524
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Hungary Regulation/Legislation

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The content-based programme and outcome requirements (Képzési és Kimeneti Követelmények, KKK) of the qualifications listed in the register of vocational occupations and the adult training programme requirements of vocational qualifications are formulated in parallel with the publication of the Act LXXX of 2019 on VET and the government Decree on its implementation.

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Preparation and elaboration of the programme and outcome requirements (KKK) have been realised with experts, who know both their own profession and the learning outcome-based methodology well. The training programme of the VET institution or adult training provider is developed in accordance with the programme and outcome requirements (KKKs) in case of vocational occupations listed in the Register of Vocational Occupations and PKs in case of vocational qualifications acquired in the...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Culture and Innovation
  • IKK Innovative Training Support Centre Plc
ID number
36517
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Hungary Regulation/Legislation

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The objective of the policy development is to create, support and implement innovation-related curricula, teaching methods, technologies, digital content and teaching material in VET and AL.

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In February 2019, a new agency was established, the Innovative Training Support Centre (Innovatív Képzéstámogató Központ Zrt., IKK). It also works alongside the National Office for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning (Nemzeti Szakképzési és Felnőttképzési Hivatal) as a state administrative VET body. The IKK supports the implementation of the provisions of the VET Act of 2019 on innovation, digitalisation and related areas. IKK also implements GINOP (Economic Development and...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Culture and Innovation
  • IKK Innovative Training Support Centre Plc
  • Sector Skills Councils
ID number
36515
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Hungary Regulation/Legislation

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The provisions of the Act on National Public Education CXC of 2011 allowed electronic filing and storage of school documents. In 2015, work started on the creation of an electronic management system for Hungarian public schools: the Public education registration and study information system - NEPTUN-KRÉTA (Köznevelési Regisztrációs és Tanulmányi Alaprendszer - NEPTUN-KRÉTA). The new system was piloted in 2016/17 and made compulsory in 2017/18 in all public schools. The Ministerial Decree of...

Bodies responsible

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  • Ministry of Culture and Innovation
  • Government Office of Pest County
  • National Office for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning (NOVETAL)
ID number
36502
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Hungary Regulation/Legislation

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The VET Act of 2019 differentiates vocational education and vocational training. Vocational education can be provided within the IVET framework on the basis of programme and outcome requirements (KKKs) and in formal school-based adult education. Vocational training can be provided within the framework of adult training by adult training providers if they have been previously registered or authorised. Thus, CVET is divided into adult education and adult training. The qualifications provided...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Culture and Innovation
ID number
36496
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Hungary Regulation/Legislation

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The goal of the modifications is to differentiate traditional school-based VET programmes from short-term courses, and to ease the mutual recognition of the VET qualifications of EU member countries.

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According to VET Act LXXX of 2019, the name of the national qualifications register has changed to the register of basic occupations (szakmajegyzék), which includes a list of primary occupations qualifying holders to perform a wide range of activities within a certain economic sector. The number of basic vocational occupations listed in the register, which came into force on 1 September 2020, has been reduced to 174. The Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) may propose changes to the existing...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Culture and Innovation
  • Sector Skills Councils
  • VET Innovation Council
  • IKK Innovative Training Support Centre Plc
ID number
36494
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Hungary Regulation/Legislation

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The new strategy aims to reform vocational education and training for young people and adults to ensure high quality training and a skilled labour force in line with the needs of the economy and new professions emerging.

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The government has accepted, by government Decision No 1168/2019. (III.28.), the new strategy mid-term VET policy strategy for the renewal of VET and adult education (AE), the VET system’s answer to the challenges of the fourth Industrial Revolution'.

The VET 4.0 strategy is based on three pillars.

  1. Attractive career opportunities for learners: learners must obtain competitive qualifications and knowledge required by the economy, which will provide a sound existence and high income. A...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Culture and Innovation
  • Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • VET Innovation Council
ID number
36490
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Hungary Strategy/Action plan

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The National Office of Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning (NOVETAL), which is also the quality assurance national reference point (QANRP), used Erasmus+ funding to set up a national EQAVET expert network to strengthen the culture of quality assurance in VET and to cooperate with QANRPs from other countries to share experiences in workshops and peer learning activities. The national EQAVET expert network consists of four to six members, including representatives of the...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • National Office for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning (NOVETAL)
  • IKK Innovative Training Support Centre Ltd.
ID number
28697
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Hungary Practical measure/Initiative

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The aim of the project is to improve the quality and content of 21st century vocational training and adult education.

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The aims of the project Improving the quality and content of 21st century vocational training and adult education (GINOP - 6.2.4) include the review of the examination system, the development of a validation system and the preparation of a methodology for VET content development that is compatible with open and innovative learning settings as well as the demands of the economy. Uniform criteria were also developed to strengthen the external evaluation system in CVET. Criteria include...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Culture and Innovation
  • IKK Innovative Training Support Centre Plc
  • National Office for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning (NOVETAL)
ID number
28696
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Following the successful implementation of similar projects in previous years, in 2015 the Chamber of Commerce and Industry organised further training programmes to prepare another 2 000 trainers in companies for the master craftsman examination, and also set up the largest training programme ever organised by a chamber in the country, training 5 000 practical teachers. In addition, new training for trainers in companies was introduced in 2018 targeting those without a master craftsman...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
ID number
28292
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Hungary Practical measure/Initiative

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The Act CXCII, which came into force in January 2018, introduced a mandatory requirement for trainers in companies (nationally referred to as practical training instructors in companies); they must successfully complete training and pass the examination organised by the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The chamber, in cooperation with State representatives, set the requirements for the training and examination to become a trainer in companies. This requirement is compulsory from...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
ID number
28291
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Hungary Regulation/Legislation

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One of the most important tasks is to have theory and practical teachers in VET who are well aware of the most up-to-date technologies of a given sector i.e. who adapt the challenges of Industry 4.0for teaching in IVET. The only way to fulfil this need is if further training of professional teachers is organised within the corporate environment. They also need to be prepared to use new teaching methods that are appropriate for preparing students for their final examinations and the labour...

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The Ministry responsible for VET outlined its priorities in the decree, VET in the service of the economy, which was approved by the Government in February 2015. The decree calls for a career scheme for school-based vocational trainers and a motivational system that allows the differentiation of remuneration and recognition of extra work. To expand career opportunities and raise the standards of professional work, alternative pathways are also being recommended for teachers to progress in...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Culture and Innovation
  • IKK Innovative Training Support Centre Plc
ID number
28289
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Hungary Regulation/Legislation

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The project GINOP 6.1.2-15 intends to develop the digital competences of disadvantaged adults. The aim is to improve the digital knowledge and skills of the digitally illiterate population of working age. The budget of the programme is HUF 22.9 billion.

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The 2016-20 Narrowing the digital gap national project (GINOP 6.1.2-15) aims to boost digital competences through free-of-charge training for the working-age population across the country, especially for low-skilled adults. The project's aim is to reduce digital illiteracy among adults, to develop their digital basic competences to increase their employability and to contribute to the competitiveness of the economy. The 35 hours of training is based on the training programmes under the...

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  • National Office for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning (NOVETAL)
ID number
28288
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Hungary Practical measure/Initiative

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The 2015-23 Training for low-skilled and public workers national project provides literacy and other competences that are relevant in the labour market. It is being carried out by a consortium consisting of the National Office of VET and Adult Learning, the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Innovation and Technology and 18 county government offices.

Bodies responsible

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  • Ministry of Culture and Innovation
  • National Office for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning (NOVETAL)
  • Ministry of Interior
ID number
28287
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Hungary Practical measure/Initiative

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In formal school education students must acquire knowledge of a foreign language, which is indispensable for their own personal career development, for their further education and for the course of their future work.

In upper secondary VET the aim is to acquire one foreign language, at B2 level in foreign language skills in Technicums and, in vocational schools, at a foreign language communication skills level that meets the requirements of the given job position.

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In 2017, government Decree 1516/2017, VIII. 14 introduced financial support for young people under 35 to acquire a foreign language certificate. Beneficiaries will receive reimbursement for the language certificate fee up to a ceiling of 25% of the national minimum wage for the year concerned.

From the school year 2019/2020, students in grades nine and 11 in (general education) grammar schools and vocational grammar schools can participate in a two-week individual or group language course....

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This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Culture and Innovation
ID number
28286
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Hungary Regulation/Legislation

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The primary objective of the measure is to promote social inclusion through a well-educated workforce prepared for the challenges of the 21st century, of which VET is one of the most important platforms. Improvements ensure a modern education and training infrastructure, in line with the training structures and methodologies developed and modernised in recent years.

Building on the commitment and awareness of the green and digital transition and sustainable development throughout society is...

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Hungary's Digital Education Strategy was launched in 2016. The main objective of the strategy was to create the possibility for the effective diffusion of digital literacy at all levels of the education system, in line with sectoral strategies and professional objectives, thus contributing to the competitiveness of Hungary.

Following the establishment of the VET Centres, a systematic infrastructure development based on budgetary resources was launched, with the renovation of the building...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • National Office for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning (NOVETAL)
  • Centre for Digital and Pedagogical Methodologies
  • IKK Innovative Training Support Centre Plc
ID number
28285
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Hungary Strategy/Action plan

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In 2016, the National Office of VET and Adult Learning introduced VET framework curricula for vocational grammar schools. Designed by the working committees of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and based on national standards and examination requirements, the curricula, apart from vocational competences and skills, also include personal, interpersonal and methodological competences and set out appropriate learning methods.

Bodies responsible

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  • Ministry of Culture and Innovation
  • National Office for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning (NOVETAL)
  • Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
ID number
28284
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Hungary Practical measure/Initiative

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The GINOP 6.2.2 project, which began in 2016, aims to make vocational education and training more effective, developing the competences of upper secondary VET students, increasing the quality of their school performance and preparing them for lifelong learning, thus reducing the number of students leaving VET programmes without a qualification or reducing the number of early school leavers.

The GINOP 6.2.3-17 project aims to facilitate the overarching development of VET institutions to...

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To achieve its target of reducing early school leaving to less than 10%, Hungary has introduced two projects since 2016: Reducing the number of students leaving VET without a qualification - GINOP 6.2.2 VEKOP/15 and Overall development of VET structures - GINOP 6.2.3 - 17. Vocational training programmes are free of charge for SEN learners. They are also allowed to remain in full-time education regardless of their age. The 2019  reform opened up new opportunities for workers of any age to get...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Culture and Innovation
  • National Office for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning (NOVETAL)
ID number
28283
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The HuQF was referenced to the European qualifications framework (EQF) in February 2015. Consideration is being given to introducing qualifications acquired in non-formal learning contexts, as well as some remaining CVET qualifications, master craftsman, and postgraduate specialisation programmes. Strengthening the learning outcomes approach has been identified as a key area for further work.

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Human Resources
  • Ministry of Culture and Innovation
  • National Office for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning (NOVETAL)
  • Educational Authority
ID number
28282
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Hungary Regulation/Legislation

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The policies are aimed at reducing the number of early leavers from vocational education and at people with no qualifications through a VET system that is flexible, provides quality and relevant training quickly can adapt to the technological changes of the fourth industrial revolution. In continuing training, the aim is to renew and strengthen the skills, competences and knowledge of adult workers.

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The 2015 reform of the 2011 Act on VET enabled graduates of three-year VET programmes to automatically continue their studies in the same school for two additional years and to take the upper secondary school leaving examination (matura), which is the entry requirement for higher education. It also introduced the possibility of obtaining two State-recognised VET qualifications free of charge in vocational schools and higher vocational schools, instead of only one as previously. As a result,...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Culture and Innovation
  • National Office for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning (NOVETAL)
ID number
28281
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Hungary Regulation/Legislation

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Since 2015, the National Office of Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning has been responsible for the development and operation of the national careers guidance system. A careers orientation working group was set up in 2015 to survey and coordinate careers orientation in VET centres and to develop methodological guidelines. Based on its work, a nationwide careers orientation event was organised in 2016 (Night of the Professions) and since then it has been held annually....

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • National Office for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning (NOVETAL)
  • IKK Innovative Training Support Centre Plc
  • Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • School district inspectorates
  • Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture
  • Country/Capital Pedagogical Councelling Services
ID number
28280
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Hungary Regulation/Legislation

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The Strategy 4.0 and the Act on VET aims to increase the apprenticeship offer through the creation of Sectoral training centres, the development of active company cooperation in VET centres and through strengthening the participation of SMEs in practical training.

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Incentives are given to companies that provide practical training. These include the reduction of contributions to the State based on the number of training placements they provide, as well as receiving extra funding for making investments, recruiting instructors and maintaining apprentice workshops.

As a general rule, enterprises that fulfil specific requirements and are registered by the chamber of commerce and industry, may conclude 12 apprenticeship contracts simultaneously (or,...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Culture and Innovation
  • National Office for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning (NOVETAL)
  • IKK Innovative Training Support Centre Plc
  • Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture
  • Hungarian Chamber of Healthcare Workers
  • Institute for Transport Sciences Non-profit Ltd.
ID number
28279
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Hungary Strategy/Action plan

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The main aim is to make VET attractive both for the students and also for their parents.

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In September 2016, specific scholarships were introduced for apprenticeship programmes that provide qualifications in high demand on the labour market. Twenty qualifications are covered. In addition, since 2016 financial remuneration and other benefits provided to apprentices have also been available in adult education (monthly payments in evening and correspondence courses have been reduced to 60% and 20% of those provided in full-time education).

From the academic year 2020/21, the...

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This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Culture and Innovation
ID number
28278
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Hungary Practical measure/Initiative

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The 2017 Act CXCII amending the 2 011 Act on VET and adult training opened up the way for establishing sector skills councils (SSCs) from July 2018. The 2017 ACT CXCII and the governmental Decree No 213/2018 (XI.22.) reinforced the role of employers in education and training.

Sector skills councils are platforms of cooperation between all VET actors to align VET curricula to the needs of the economy. To be representative, at least 51% of their members are economic stakeholders from the same...

Bodies responsible

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  • Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Chamber of Agriculture
  • Ministry of Culture and Innovation
  • Ministry for Agriculture
ID number
28277
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The VET Innovation Council offers the formal framework of this dialogue and common thinking. It is a major advisory body on VET, adult learning and adult education policies.

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The Ministry of Innovation and Technology, in charge of VET and adult training, established the VET Innovation Council (SZIT) in September 2018. Its aim is to provide a continuous forum between the government and the relevant stakeholders in the VET system. It consists of representatives of governmental bodies, training organisations, chambers, trade unions, advocacy organisations, big companies, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, student representatives and Roma.

Four thematic working...

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This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Culture and Innovation
ID number
28276
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Hungary Practical measure/Initiative

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To improve quality and efficiency in a heavily fragmented institutional VET structure, the integration of VET schools into VET centres aims at offering greater autonomy in administrative and financial management and quality training better aligned with labour market needs.

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Government Decree 120/2015 classified VET institutions into categories and allowed for the reorganisation of VET schools into 44 VET centres in the counties. A maximum of three centres can be set up in each county with a minimum number of 2 000 learners in each.

The centres serve as an intermediate level of administration between the schools and the National Office of VET and Adult Learning (NOVETAL), which exercises the governing body's powers and ensures the coordination and...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Culture and Innovation
  • National Office for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning (NOVETAL)
ID number
28275
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Hungary Practical measure/Initiative

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To offer students involved in upper secondary VET programmes in-company experience, an up-to-date technological and working environment and to contribute to quality labour supply for companies.

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In 2015, the VET concept for the economy was elaborated and carried out via several legislative amendments, aiming to strengthen apprenticeship. The Act on VET and the Act on General Education were amended to strengthen work-based learning, in particular through:

  1. assisting students in concluding practical training contracts with employers;
  2. reforming qualifications to meet labour market conditions;
  3. setting up the chamber guarantee to assist learners who could not find a practical...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Ministry of Culture and Innovation
  • National Tax and Custom Administration
ID number
28274
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Hungary Strategy/Action plan