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Initial training

Last update : 23.02.2016


General or vocational education and training carried out in the initial education system, usually before entering working life.

  • some training undertaken after entry into working life may be considered as initial training (e.g. retraining);
  • initial education and training can be carried out at any level in general or vocational education (full-time school-based or alternance training) pathways or apprenticeship.
Source: Cedefop (2014) "Terminology of European education and training policy: A selection of 130 key terms"