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Adequate Vocational Education Training Facilities

Indicator Phrasing

number or % of VET institutions with adequate facilities for practical training
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Indicator Phrasing

English: number or % of VET institutions with adequate facilities for practical training

French: nombre ou % d’établissements d’EFP disposant d’installations adéquates pour la formation pratique

Portuguese: número ou % de instituições de FEV com instalações adequadas para formação prática

Czech: počet nebo % poskytovatelů odborného vzdělávání, kteří mají vhodné vybavení pro praktické vzdělávání

What is its purpose?

The indicator assesses the number or proportion of vocational education training (VET) providers with the facilities required for allowing their students to sufficiently practice and learn the taught skills – an essential component of any vocational education.

How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data

Determine the indicator's value by using the following methodology:


1) For each VET program/ field of study, you will need to have a pre-defined list of the required facilities, equipment and materials. In some countries, such “standards” are developed by a national skills certification authority as a part of the curriculum accreditation. In other contexts, such a list has been compiled by the trainers in the VET providing institutions or you may need to initiate the creation of the list in cooperation with VET trainers.


2) Define the minimum number and types of facilities, equipment and materials that have to be available for the VET institution to be marked as having “adequate facilities for practical training”.


3) Once you have the list, review the availability of the pre-defined materials and equipment by interviewing the technical staff of the given VET institution. In some cases, you might need to physically check the equipment.


4) To calculate the indicator's value, divide the number of VET institutions with the pre-defined minimum number (or types) of facilities, equipment and materials by the total number of assessed institutions. Multiply the result by 100 to convert it to a percentage. 

Important Comments

1) This indicator only measures the availability of the materials and infrastructure for practical training. However, adequate equipment and materials alone do not ensure the practical training quality. It is always useful to simultaneously monitor the use of the equipment, its maintenance, and the readiness of the teachers/ trainers to conduct the practical training.

This guidance was prepared by People in Need ©

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