The idea
The project collects relevant practise information and best practise from vocational in-company training in six countries. The idea is to exchange experiences and to merge this information into a European TrainerGuide - a generic model that will ease the creation of similar tools for other countries.

The project does not aim towards scientific results. It does not claim representativity or validity.

Nevertheless, national key actors from vocational education and training with strong ties to work practise participate from each country. Due to their experience and due to trial runs with the target groups during the project, the products - the generic model and the national TrainerGuide versions - will be tested for relevance and usability at work places. 

Click here for details about the organisation.
 The modules
The content of the TrainerGuide follows the tasks, problems and needs of an in-company trainer and/or person responsible for in-company training. In small and medium-sized companies, they are typically the same person.

The content is structured in 10 modules, as can be seen at right.

The emphasis is on modern pedagogical principles, such as planning and supporting student-centred learning processes, guiding apprentices to work and learn with a high degree of independence and identifying tasks as competence goals for training.

The last module will focus on the perspective of lifelong learning, including the trainers' own competence development.
 Adaptability - first interim conclusion, December 2008
The first months' transnational discussions and reflections in the countries' national quality panels have resulted in the surprising conclusion, that about 90 % of the Danish TrænerGuide's original content could be recognized by the partners as very relevant or even inspiring.

This does not mean that there is no necessity for further development, but that there is a clear common basis for a generic TrainerGuide and for its transfer to the individual countries.

The similarity of in-company trainers' tasks, problems and needs seems to be striking, as far as this can be concluded after a relatively short project period.

Interim results of the development will be described here.

June 2010: You are welcome to test-run the new TrainerGuide, click here for questionnaire!

Access the European TrainerGuide here. Freely available and in English:

  • Examples from practise
  • Companies' own best materials
  • Links to official education materials
  • A wide range of templates - download and adapt!

Check country versions!

The TrainerGuide is described as part of a CEDEFOP-study, published in April 2010.  Click here to download "Professional development opportunities for in-company trainers".