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Terminology of Education and Training

Quality in education and training glossary

Quality in education and training
Cedefop’s new glossary of terms on quality in education and training is meant to promote communication and understanding between countries.


Thesaurus for Education Systems in Europe (TESE)

TESE is a multilingual documentary language
for indexing resources intended to assist with information searches. It is focused on education systems and policies in Europe and takes account of the most recent developments in the field of education. It will help the user to locate the term in the hierarchy, find a definition (if applicable) and broader and narrower terms as well as find language equivalents. 
TESE in brief


Terminology of education and training policy

The multilingual glossary defines a selection of 100 terms used in the field of education and training policy in Europe, essential for an understanding of current education and training policy in Europe.


European Training Thesaurus

The ETT establishes a reference vocabulary for vocational education and training (VET) in Europe. It is used to describe and access Cedefop’s resourcesIt mainly covers the following fields: education and training, skills and qualifications, guidance, learning, occupations; it contains over 2,500 terms (1550 descriptors and 950 non-descriptors). The Thesaurus (English-French) is available in hard-copy and can be consulted online (see

Terminology of European education and training policy


A selection of 100 key terms Multilingual glossary (EN, ES, DE, FR, IT, PT).