Step-by-step method to analyse your actions to tackle early leaving


This tool proposes a step-by-step methodology to analyse and improve VET providers’ approach to tackle early leaving.

Note: in this tool, the term ‘early leaving’ refers to an interruption of a VET or apprenticeship programme before obtaining the corresponding qualification. Some of these learners may later enrol in another programme or with another education and training provider, and eventually qualify.

  • Step 1: Define your starting point

    This step aims at triggering reflection on the scale of early leaving in your institution.

  • Step 2: Understand the current situation

    Step 2 aims at promoting an analysis of the features of early leaving in your institution. It proposes a set of questions for reflection.

  • Step 3: Analyse your institutional approach to tackle early leaving

    Step 3 proposes a screening tool to assess your institutional approach to tackle early leaving, and to define priority areas. The tool is divided into six areas. You are asked to collect evidence on each of these areas based on a set of questions, and assess the position of your institution in each area based on the evidence collected. Areas rated from 0 to 2 should be prioritised in the action plan.

  • Step 4: Develop an action plan

    Step 4 aims at supporting the development of an action plan. It involves proposing actions to tackle the issues identified under each of the areas in Step 3.

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