Mobility of apprentices in Europe

The European network to promote, implement
and enhance learning mobility for apprentices



The VET training system in Ireland 

The Irish education system involves education from the ages of 6 to 16 inclusive. Primary education can be commenced from the age of 4.5 years and lasts for up to 8 years finishing at age 11-12. Secondary education lasts for 5-6 years with the three year Junior Cycle from 12 to 15 years (i.e. 3 years) and then a further 2-3 years for Senior Cycle education.

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Basic information about mobility of apprentices in Ireland 


Who is concerned?

In Ireland, the group of adult learners in non-vocational adult education is targeted by most mobility schemes. The second largest group for which schemes exist is the group of young people and youth workers. Mobility schemes for pupils and teachers play a less significant role.

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