Continuing Vocational Training Survey - Access to microdata

Continuing Vocational Training Survey (CVTS)

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

Description of the dataset

The Continuing Vocational Training Survey (CVTS) is part of EU statistics on lifelong learning. The survey aims to compile comparable statistical information on continuing vocational training in enterprises. It covers the following topics:

  • Continuing vocational training, skills supply and demand, training needs
  • Measurement of the types, content and volume of continuing training
  • Enterprises' own training resources and  use of external training providers
  • Costs of continuing training
  • Initial vocational training

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

What data are available?

CVTS microdata are 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, 25 EU Member States, Bulgaria, Romania and Norway implemented the survey. Microdata from 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 people employed mainly in industry and services.

Detailed coverage according to NACE Rev 1.1 categories: 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 is around 78,000 enterprises.

CVTS 4 (reference year 2010)

In 2010, 27 EU Member States and Norway implemented the survey. Microdata from 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 people employed mainly in the business economy.

Detailed coverage according to NACE Rev 2 categories: 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 is around 101,000 enterprises.

CVTS 5 (reference year 2015)

In 2015, 28 EU Member States, Norway and North Macedonia implemented the survey. Microdata from 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 peaple employed mainly in the business economy.

Detailed coverage according to NACE Rev 2 categories: 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.