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TVETipedia Glossary

The TVETipedia glossary is a collection of terms that are commonly used in the area of Technical and Vocational Education and Training. This glossary provides definitions and background information from various trustworthy sources.Terms in bold have the greatest amount of TVETipedia resources. Symbols signify  related articles and
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Academic drift Accelerated learning programme Accelerated training
Acceleration Access and equity Access course
Access programme Access to education and training Accountability
Accreditation Accreditation of an education or training programme Accreditation of an education or training provider
Accredited learning Achievement Action learning
Active labour-market policy Active labour-market programme Active learning
Admission criteria Adult Adult and community education
Adult basic education Adult education Adult education and training
Adult learner Adult learning Adult learning and education
Adult literacy and numeracy Alternance training Andragogy
Apprentice Apprentice absorption rate Apprenticeable occupation
Apprenticeship Apprenticeship agreement Apprenticeship contract
Approving authority Articulation Assessment
Assessment body Assessment criteria Assessment guidelines
Assessment materials Assessment of competence Assessment of learning outcomes
Assessment plan Assessment tool Assessment validation
Assessor Asynchronous learning Attendance
Attitude Attitudes to learning Attractiveness of vocational education and training
Audit Audit plan Audit report
Auditee Auditors Awarding body

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B

Barriers/obstacles to learning Basic education Basic skills
Benchmarking Benefits of education and training Best practice
Blended learning Block release Bridging course

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C

Cadetship Capacity building Capacity development
Career Career counselling Career development
Career education Career guidance Career management skills
Career path Career profiling Certificate
Certification Certification of learning outcomes Class-based training
Co-operative vocational education College Communities of practice
Community education Community of trust Community-based training
Comparability of qualifications Compensatory learning Competence assurance
Competence assurance management system Competence/y Competency development framework
Competency element Competency module Competency standard
Competency transfer Competency unit Competency-based assessment
Competency-based education Competency-based qualification Competency-based training
Competent Completion Compliance audit
Comprehensive (qualifications) framework Compulsory education Computer-assisted instruction
Computer-based training Continuing education Continuing learning
Continuing professional development Continuing vocational education and training Contract of training
Cooperative learning Copenhagen process Core competencies
Core curriculum Corporate education Correctional education
Course Creative industries Credential
Credential evaluation Credentialisation Credentialism
Credit Credit accumulation Credit accumulation and transfer
Credit transfer Credit transfer system Cross cultural training
Curriculum Curriculum exemplar

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D

Day release Decent work Demand-driven TVET
Demand-led learning Demanded occupation Deregulation
Developing a curriculum Digital divide Digital gap
Digital literacy Dimensions of competency Diploma
Direct training cost Disadvantaged population Distance education
Distance learning Domestic worker Dropout
Dual accreditation Dual enrolment Dual system
Dual system education programmes Dual training system Dual vocational training
Dual-sector institutions Dualized training programme

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E

E-learning E-learning Plateform Early leaver from education and training
Education Education dropout Education for all
Education for sustainable development Education provider Education-industry relationship
Education-work relationship Educational institution Educational technology
Educator Elements of competency Embedded learning and teaching
Emerging occupation Emerging skills Employability
Employability skills Employed Employee
Employer Employer learning Employer-funded training
Employer-sponsored learning Employment Employment and skills council
Employment rate Enabling course Enacted curriculum
Enrol Enrolment Enterprise
Entrepreneurial skills Entrepreneurship education/training Entry qualification
Entry-level skill Entry-level training Equal employment opportunity
Equal opportunity Equity Equivalence of certificates
Equivalency Equivalency test Essential or foundation skills
Europass European credit system for vocational education and training European credit transfer and accumulation system
European network for quality assurance in vocational education and training European qualifications framework for lifelong learning European quality assurance in vocational education and training
Evaluation Evaluation of education and training Evidence
Evidence criteria Evidence guide Exit profile
Experiential learning

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Family helper Family literacy Flexibility
Flexible delivery Flexible learning Flipped classroom
Formal apprenticeship Formal education and training Formal learning
Formal training Formative assessment Foundational competence
Foundational learning Funding body Further education
Further training

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G

Gender Gender analysis Gender and development mainstreaming
Gender equality General competencies General education
Generic competency Generic hard skills Generic skills
Green jobs Green skills Greening TVET
Guidance and counselling Guidance of learners Guided learning

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H

Hard skills Higher education Higher education institution
Human capital Human development Hybrid skill

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I

ICT skills ICT-assisted instruction In-company trainers
In-company training In-plant training In-school training
In-service training Incidental (random) learning Inclusion
Indenture Individual learning account Industry organization
Industry reforming/restructuring Informal apprenticeship Informal education and training
Informal employment Informal learning Informal sector
Informal training Information and communication technology Information society
Information, advice and guidance Initial education Initial education and training
Initial training Initial vocational education and training Institutional assessment
Institutional audit Integrated assessment Intentional ICT
Intern Internal assessment Internal quality audit
International qualifications International standard classification of occupations International standard of classification of education
Internet-assisted instruction Internship

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Job Job analysis Job evaluation
Job guide Job network Job placement
Job specifications Job standard Job-related learning
Job-relevant skills

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K

Key competencies Key performance indicators Key performance measure
Kinaesthetic learning Know-how Knowledge
Knowledge criteria Knowledge economy Knowledge standard
Knowledge-based society Knowledge-intensive jobs

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Labour force Labour force participation rate Labour market
Labour market information Labour market programme Labour market scarring
Labour mobility Labour supply Ladderization
Learner achievement Learners Learning
Learning achievements/attainments/outcomes Learning activity Learning by doing
Learning by using Learning city Learning community
Learning content Learning culture Learning difficulties / disabilities
Learning element Learning facilitator Learning objectives
Learning organisation Learning outcomes Learning programme
Learning region Learning resource centre Learning society
Learning strategy Learning technologies Level
Level descriptor Level of qualification Levels of education
Life skills Lifelong guidance (and counselling) Lifelong learning
Lifewide learning Linked (qualifications) framework Literacy
Livelihood skills Log book Loose (qualifications) framework
Low qualified person Low-skilled person Lower secondary education

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Massive open online courses Mentor Mentoring
Migrant education Minimum competency Mismatch
Mobile learning Mobility Modular course
Modular training Module Monitoring
Motivation to learn Multi-skilling Mutual recognition (of qualifications)

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N

National qualification National qualifications framework National training system
National vocational qualifications Neither in employment nor in education and training New basic skills
Non-formal education Non-formal learning Non-traditional occupation

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Occupation Occupation in demand Occupational analysis
Occupational qualification Occupational skills profile Occupational specialisation
Occupational standards Off-the-job training On-site training
On-the-job training Online credential Online education
Online learning Open and distance learning Open educational resources
Open training market Outcome Outcome-based qualification
Overeducation Overqualification Overskilling

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Partial (qualifications) framework Pathway of training Peer mentoring
Performance criteria Permeability Persons outside the labour force
Planning of training Portable skill Post-compulsory education
Post-school education and training Post-secondary (non-tertiary) education Post-secondary education
Pre-apprenticeship course Pre-requisites Pre-service education and training
Pre-vocational course Pre-vocational education Pre-vocational training
Prior learning Private training provider Professional continuing education
Programme Programme of education or training Promising practices

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Qualification Qualification certification Qualification descriptor
Qualification system Qualification type Qualification variant
Qualifications framework Quality Quality assurance
Quality assurance management system Quality audit Quality auditor
Quality control Quality document Quality endorsement
Quality improvement Quality management Quality management principles
Quality management systems Quality system Quality-endorsed training provider

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Recognition Recognition of a foreign qualification Recognition of current competencies
Recognition of learning Recognition of learning outcomes Recognition of prior learning
Record of learning Recreational learning Reentry student
Refresher course Regional qualifications framework Registration
Resource-based learning Retraining

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School to work program School to work transition School-based education
School-based training School-industry programme Science technology engineering and mathematics
Scientific and technical education and training Second chance education Secondary education
Sector Sectoral skills plan Self assessment
Self-directed learning Self-employment Short course
Short duration course Short-term program Signature pedagogy
Skill ecosystem Skill imbalance Skill mismatch
Skill needs Skill obsolescence Skill recognition
Skill shortage Skill upgrading Skilled worker
Skills Skills analysis Skills anticipation
Skills audit Skills centre Skills certification
Skills development Skills forecast Skills gap
Skills passport Skills portfolio Skills priorities
Skills recognition agency Skills surplus Skills utilization rate
Social construction of skill Social partners Soft skills
Special needs education Specialised skills Specialist training
Specific hard skills Specific skills Stakeholder
Standard Standard of competence Standardisation
STEM skills Structured training Structured workplace learning
Summative assessment Sustainability Sustainable development
Syllabus Synchronous learning

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T

Teacher Technical and further education Technical and vocational education
Technical and vocational education and training Technical and vocational skills Technical and vocational skills development
Technology-based education Technology-Enabled Learning Technology-enhanced education
Tertiary education Tight (qualifications) framework Tracked (qualifications) system
Trade Trade course Traditional apprenticeship
Traditional instruction Trainee/Developee Traineeship
Trainer Training Training agreement
Training allowance Training and development roadmap Training capacity
Training contract Training course planning and design Training culture
Training evaluation Training institution Training investment
Training levy Training lifecycle/matrix Training market
Training modality Training needs analysis Training network
Training of trainers Training organisation Training package
Training plan Training policy Training programme
Training provider Training reform agenda Training regulation
Training standards Training voucher Training/education path/pathway
Transfer Transferability Transferable skill
Transformative TVET Transition from school or training to work Transition programme
Transition rate Transitional education plan Transparency of qualifications
Transversal skills Tutoring TVET college
TVET institution TVET provider

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Undereducation Underemployed Underqualification
Underskilling Unemployed Unemployment
Unemployment rate Unified (qualifications) framework Unit
Unit of competency Unitarisation Upper secondary education
Upskilling

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Validation Validation of informal/non-formal learning Validation of learning outcomes
Virtual education Vocational and technical education Vocational competency
Vocational counselling Vocational education (VE) Vocational education and training
Vocational education and training provider Vocational guidance Vocational orientation
Vocational pedagogy Vocational placement Vocational preparation
Vocational qualification Vocational rehabilitation Vocational teacher
Vocational training Vocationalisation

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Work Work experience Work integrated learning
Work placement Work-based learning Work-based training
Workplace learning Workplace-based learning

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Y

Youth Youth allowance Youth literacy rate

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page date 2014-07-24

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