According to the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) Terminology of European education and training policy (2023), Work-Based Learning (WBL) is an instructional model with well-defined learning objectives. It allows learners to acquire knowledge, competences and skills by carrying out work activities at the workplace and/or in a simulated work environment in vocational education and training (VET) institutions and other training centres, under the guidance of experienced workers or trainers. 

Aware of the importance of WBL for its Members, and for their students’ professional careers and employability opportunities, EfVET included on its Strategic Plan 2022-2026 a specific Strategic Direction (SD) with a wide range of measures and initiatives focused on this topic – SD 5 Promoters of work-based learning. Its initiatives will be implemented in this four-year period to contribute to and actively support the developments in work-based learning in the context of a labour market which skills needs are continuously changing and must be catered by VET when preparing their students to be successful professionals.



EfVET Work Based Learning Guideline