Alterance Training

Definition: Education or training combining periods in an educational institution or training centre and in the workplace. The alternance scheme can take place on a weekly, monthly or yearly basis. Depending on the country and applicable status, participants may be contractually linked to the employer and/or receive a remuneration.

Comment: the German ‘dual system’ is an example of alternance training.

Source: based on Cedefop, 2004.

Source: Terminology of European education and training policy: a selection of 100 key terms. CEDEFOP Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2008.


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