vocational teacher


Vocational teachers instruct students in their specialised field of study, which is predominantly practical in nature. They provide theoretical instruction in service of the practical skills and techniques that the students must subsequently master in the specialised vocation of their choice and aid in the development of the according attitudes and values. Vocational teachers monitor the students progress, assist individually when necessary, and evaluate their knowledge and performance on the subject through assignments, tests and examinations.

Alternative label

  • vocational college lecturer

  • vocational university teacher

  • technical institute teacher

  • vocational lecturer

  • vocational educator

  • vocational instructor

  • vocational college teacher

  • vocational university tutor

  • vocational tutor

  • career and technology teacher

  • vocational teaching assistant

  • vocational education teacher

  • technological institute teacher

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en


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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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