Continuing Vocational Training Survey (CVTS)

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NACE – aggregated
Quantitative variables (costs, participants, time spent) – expressed as ratios for big enterprises
Region – removed

Description of dataset

The Continuing Vocational Training Survey (CVTS) is an enterprise survey which is part of the EU statistics on lifelong learning. The survey aims at comparable statistical information on continuing vocational training in enterprises and covers the following topics:
  • Continuing vocational training, skills supply and demand, training needs
  • Measurement of the forms, contents and volume of continuing training
  • The enterprises own training resources and the use of external training providers
  • The costs of continuing training
  • Initial vocational training

CVT surveys were carried out for the reference years 1993, 1999, 2005, 2010 and 2015. The next CVTS is planned for the reference year 2020.

What is available?

CVTS microdata is available (scientific use file) for the reference years 2005 (CVTS 3), 2010 (CVTS 4) and 2015 (CVTS 5).

CVTS 3 (reference year 2005)

In 2005, 27 EU Member States and Norway implemented the survey. Microdata of the following 19 countries are available: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Spain, France, Cyprus, Latvia, Luxembourg, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom and Norway.
 
CVTS 3 covers enterprises with 10 or more persons employed in industry and services (mainly). The detailed coverage according to NACE Rev 1.1 categories is: C, D (15-16, 17-19, 21-22, 23-26, 27-28, 29-33, 34-35, 20+36+37), E, F, G (50, 51, 52), H, I (60-63, 64), J (65-66, 67), K+O. The total net sample size for the 19 countries is about 78 000 enterprises.

Further information is available here.

CVTS 4 (reference year 2010)

In 2010, 27 EU Member States and Norway implemented the survey. Microdata of the following 22 countries are available: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom and Norway.

CVTS 4 covers enterprises with 10 or more persons employed in the business economy (mainly). The detailed coverage according to NACE Rev 2 categories is: B, C10-C12, C13-C15, C17-C18, C19-C23, C24-C25, C26-C28+C33, C29-C30, C16+C31-C32, D-E, F, G45, G46, G47, H, I, J, K64-K65, K66, L+M+N+R+S. The total net sample size for the 22 countries is about 101 000 enterprises.

Further information is available here.

CVTS 5 (reference year 2015)

In 2015, 28 EU Member States, Norway and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia implemented the survey. Microdata of the following 24 countries are available: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom and Norway.

CVTS 5 covers enterprises with 10 or more persons employed in the business economy (mainly). The detailed coverage according to NACE Rev 2 categories is: B, C10-C12, C13-C15, C17-C18, C19-C23, C24-C25, C26-C28+C33, C29-C30, C16+C31-C32, D-E, F, G45, G46, G47, H, I, J, K64-K65, K66, L+M+N+R+S. The total net sample size for the 24 countries is about 111 000 enterprises.

Further information is available here.