Definition: Hours spent on CVT courses
Only the time spent in employees' paid working time should be included (i.e. any time that participants are training when they would normally be working or in time being paid for by the enterprise). The total number of hours of CVT relates to the total time that all participants have in total spent in CVT courses during the reference period. Where courses were only partly within the reference period, only the time spent during the reference period should be included. The number of hours spent in CVT courses should cover only the actual training time. It should exclude any periods of normal working in between training and any time spent travelling etc. For example, if a training course lasts for one week, only the time spent actually in the training course or working on training material should be included. If a person attends a course on one day a week for several weeks, the one day a week should be included (added together) but the days spent working in between should be excluded.
Concepts and definitions for CVTS2, 1999 Edition, Eurostat