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Professional certificates, regulated by the Order ESS/1897/2013, of October the 10 th

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
The professional certificates are the instrument of official accreditation of the Professional Qualifications National Catalogue in the labour / administration scope. / The presented measure develops the distance learning modality and certain aspects of the other learning modalities for the professional / certificates teaching that allows configure a flexible and quality offer and an adaptation to the workers? and companies? needs. With this aim, the / training offer may be taught, totally or partially on site or through distance learning modality. The training includes theoretical and practical / modules. / The formative offer linked to the obtaining of these certificates constitutes an important skill in the current active employment policies / development. /
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • education
  • employment
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: Structural
  • Budgets: Unspecified
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: Unspecified
  • Spatial coverage: National
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
The main objective is to enhance among companies and occupied and unemployed workers a training to acquire, improve and permanent update the competences and professional qualifications, promoting the active population lifelong learning. In this way, the presented measure contributes to combine the people, companies, territories and productive sector needs. /
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
Updating the professional competences
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
This measure has a long-term nature because allows people to accredit their professional experience and improve their labour opportunities /
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • others
Type of innovation
  • retrenchment or expansion of an existing/earlier policy
New outputs
  • lifelong learning (Updating and accrediting the professional competences)
Intended target group
Employed and unemployed people who wanted to accredit professional experience.
Working age population
  • income level (low/medium/high) (Unspecified)
  • main source of income: paid work
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • central state (Employment and Social Security Ministry and the State Public Employment Service.)
  • regional government (Autonomous Communities)
Clarification of the role of various actors
The Employment and Social Security Ministry, after the Autonomous Communities report, will determine the professional certificates teaching conditions. / The formative actions will be monitored by the Public Employment Services in its respective scope. In the formative actions non-funded with public funding and developed by private entities, the State Public Employment Service will be the monitoring responsible. /
Intended output
  • lifelong learning (Updating and accrediting the professional competences of employed or unemployed workers)
Did the innovation have any outcome related to job quantity?
Non assessed yet
Intended and unintended outcomes
Non assessed yet
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
This measure is framed inside the lifelong learning and active labour market policies, and is addressed to improve the labour market resilience in the sense that it promotes the updating of the labour skills of workers (employed or unemployed ones), improving their opportunities of / finding and maintaining a job. /
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