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Continuing education and training

Last update : 23.02.2016


Education or training after initial education and training – or after entry into working life aimed at helping individuals to:

  • improve or update their knowledge and/or skills;
  • acquire new skills for a career move or retraining;
  • continue their personal or professional development.
Comment: continuing education and training is part of lifelong learning and may encompass any kind of education (general, specialised or vocational, formal or non-formal, etc.). It is crucial for the employability of individuals.

Source: Cedefop (2014) "Terminology of European education and training policy: A selection of 130 key terms"