Mobility of apprentices in Europe

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


United Kingdom

The VET training system in United Kingdom

NOTE: The IVET system in Scotland is described in separate sections.
Compulsory education starts at age five and lasts until age 16 years. A “national” curriculum applies throughout the years of compulsory education. Contrary to many other countries, transition from lower to upper secondary education does not take place at the end of compulsory education.

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Basic information about mobility of apprentices in United Kingdom 


Who is concerned?


Strategic level agreements are in place between the UK and a number of countries including China and India: there have been limited programmes specifically targeted at promoting or providing transnational mobility in VET. Regarding
Internationalisation of VET through the European Lifelong Learning Programme, Leonardo supports the development of skills and training. It funds work placements for trainees, workers and staff, and supports European projects to discuss common issues or develop training materials, courses and frameworks.

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