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Definition: Vocational education

Education - ISCED

Education that is designed for learners to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies specific to a particular occupation or trade or class of occupations or trades. Vocational education may have work-based components (e.g. apprenticeships). Successful completion of such programmes leads to labour-market relevant vocational qualifications acknowledged as occupationally-oriented by the relevant national authorities and/or the labour market UNESCO Institute for Statistics, "Instruction Manual for Completing the Questionnaires on Statistics of Education", UIS/E/2013M, Montreal, January 2013
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), "International Standard Classification of Education - ISCED 2011", Paris, September 2011