Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion


The European Alliance for Apprenticeships is a multi-stakeholder initiative steered by the European Commission. The originator of the pledge is solely responsible for implementing the actions outlined in the pledge.

Author:Community of Madrid DG Education and Vocational Training
Start Year:2019
Mr. Guillermo Gonzalez (Head of Co-Financed Learnings)
Types of organisation:Regional and local authorities

The Community of Madrid is strongly committed to Dual VET and we look forward to taking part in European initiatives in this field, sharing know-how and projects. We also hope that our participation in the Alliance will help us to develop new partnerships with other European organizations working with apprenticeships.

In the context of this pledge we aim to create new Dual VET courses, develop toolkits for VET providers and firms, organise an event to foster the apprenticeships image and promote mobility of apprentices.
Short company / organisation description:

The Directorate General for Education and Vocational Training of The Community of Madrid is the Regional Authority in charge of the development and management of the Initial Vocational Training (IVET) programmes in the Community of Madrid.

The Initial Vocational Training (IVET) programmes

In the academic year 2018/19, more than 60 000 IVET students were enrolled in the public centres of the Community of Madrid (50 958 students of basic, intermediate and higher VET programmes, 6 034 enrolled in Apprenticeships, 535 in Bilingual VET programmes and 3 174 in Distance VET Programmes). In the same year, more than 3 800 teachers were working in about 150 VET public schools. The IVET programmes count 15 different qualifications of basic level (EQF 3), 36 intermediate level qualifications (EQF 4) and 79 higher-level qualifications (EQF 5).

The Dual VET programme

Since 2011, as part of the IVET programmes, the Directorate is pioneering Dual VET programmes in Spain. Currently, more than 6 000 students and over 1 200 companies are participating to these programmes.

The Community of Madrid Dual VET Programmes cover both intermediate (EQF 4) and higher (EQF 5) levels and a wide range of fields: technical, management, commerce, tourism, sports, informatics and communications, industrial maintenance, automobile maintenance, electricity and electronics, robotics, chemistry, health and safety, healthcare.

Area of action: Supply
Key activities: S1. Extending Dual VET to new courses implemented in key fields: - Commerce and marketing (+30 students) - Food Industries (+30 students) - Transport and vehicle maintenance (+140 students) Indicators: Number of apprentices enrolled in these new courses
S1: Period 2019-20 Target date: 30 June 2020.
Area of action: Quality
Key activities: Q1. Development of a toolkit for companies and providers to facilitate contact, management of the programme, monitoring and tracking of participants - Items 3, 4, 10, 12 1nd 14 of EFQA. Q2. Development of system for the accreditation of providers and firms. - Items 8, 13, 14 of EFQA. Q3. Piloting a new toolkit for the customization of curricula. - Items 2, 3 4 of EFQA. Indicators: number of users using the toolkits, number of toolkits downloaded; user satisfaction with toolkits and accreditation system
Q1: Period 2019-20. Target date: June 2020. Q2: Period 2019-21. Target date: June 2021. Q3: Q1: Period 2019-20. Target date: March 2020.
Area of action: Image
Key activities: I1. Development of a Communication toolkit. (Multimedia, apps). I2. Organisation of an Annual Forum on Dual VET to exchange good practices, explore case studies, and award VET providers and companies. Participating to the Alliance will allow reaching a wider and more international audience further enhancing the networking opportunities at the event. - Items 9, 13 of EFQA. Indicators: number of users using the toolkits, number of toolkits downloaded; user satisfaction with toolkits and accreditation system; number of people attending the event
I1: Period 2019-20. Target date: March 2020. I2: Annual Forum: March-May 2020.
Area of action: Mobility
Key activities: M1. Promoting national and transnational short mobility periods for staff, students and recent graduates of the Dual VET programme (Erasmus +). Target: 5% of total staff, students and recent graduates. M2. Promoting transnational long mobility for students and recent graduates (Erasmus PRO) of Dual VET programme. Target: 5% of total staff, students and recent graduates. - Item no. 11 EFQA. Indicators: % of total staff, students and recent graduates going abroad for long or short periods in the context of Erasmus+ or Erasmus PRO
M1, M2: Academic year 2019-20.

VET providers: Vocational Training Schools owned by the Community of Madrid.


Relevant Companies in every sector of activity: Accenture, Repsol, Leroy Merlin España, Lidl, Carrefour, El Corte Inglés, Alcampo, Northgate, Generalli, FNAC, AC Hoteles, L’Oreal, Scania, Volkswagen Madrid, Kuruma Motor, Seat Motor, Hutchinson Ind. Caucho, Media Markt, Globalia Corporate Travel, ACCOR Hoteles, Rumbo, Pullmantur, Audi Madrid, Melia Hotels International, NH Hotels, AGS, Hoteles Petit palace, Grupo Osborne, Hitachi Medival Systems, Toshiba Medical Systems, Siemens Healthcareneers, The Ritz-Carlton, Canal de Isabel II, Euroclima, Climasat, casino Gran Madrid, Unilabs, SGS Tecnos, Zermatt, BASF, Flavia Aeronautica, Plascer, Tesla Mobile, Phone Media, INDRA Sistemas, CLH, NExon Telecom, Fundación British Council, ESSILOR, Heineken España, Schindler, Berlomed, Finanzauto, Atlas Copco, Eurofiel Confecciones, Sun Chemical, Logista Gestion, Patentes Talgo.

Social Agents: Trade Unions and Enterprises representatives

Share this page