Continuing vocational training

Table description


This table shows the core figures on continuing vocational training of enterprises with 10 and more employees in the private sector in the Netherlands.

Data available from: 1986 up to and including 2015

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table are definite.

Changes as of 7 march 2018:
Figures regarding the percentage of hours spent on courses in the year 2015 have been revised so that these are consistent with other output regarding continuing vocational training.

Changes as of 6 December 2017:
New figures over 2015 are added.
Figures regarding the hours spent on courses per male/female employee have been removed from the table because they were not reliable.

When will new figures be published?
New figures over 2020 are expected in 2022.

Description topics

Training enterprises
Enterprise:
The actual transactor in the production process characterised by
independence in decisions about the process and by providing
products to others.

Enterprises with 10 and more employees in the private sector providing training to their employees.
Enterprises with CVT activities
Percentage of enterprises with at least one employee having some form of vocational training. Continuing vocational training (CVT) is a training measure or activity which has as its primary objective the acquisition of new competencies or the development and improvement of existing ones and which must be financed at least partly by the enterprises for their employees. The training measures or activities must be planned in advance and must be organised or supported with the special goal of learning. CVT consist among others things of courses, guided on the job-training, study visits, self directed learning, and attendence at conferences, workshop and lectures (only if the main goal is learning or training).
Enterprises with courses
Percentage of enterprises with at least one employee having a CVT course. CVT courses are typically clearly separated from the active work place (learning takes place in locations specially assigned for learning like a class room or training centre). They exhibit a high degree of organisation (time, space and content) by a trainer or a training institution. The content is designed for a group of learners (e.g. a curriculum exists).
Employees with courses
Total employees
Percentage of employees having at least one CVT course as regard to all employees in enterprises with 10 or more employees in de private sector.
Male employees
Percentage of male employees having at least one CVT course as regard to all male employees in enterprises with 10 or more employees in de private sector.
Female employees
Percentage of female employees having at least one CVT course as regard to all female employees in enterprises with 10 or more employees in de private sector.
Hours spent on courses
Spent per employee
Average hours spend on CVT courses per employee in all enterprises with 10 or more employees in de private sector.
Spent per participant
Average hours spend on CVT courses per course participant in all enterprises with 10 or more employees in de private sector.
Percentage hours spent on courses
Percentage hours internal courses
Percentage of hours spend on internal courses as regards to the total number spend on CVTS courses. Internal CVT courses are principally designed and managed by the enterprise itself. The course can physically take place either within or outside the enterprise i.e. the geographic location relative to the enterprise is not the important issue.
Percentage hours external courses
Percentage of hours spend on external courses as regards to the total number spend on CVTS courses. External CVT courses are principally designed and managed by organisations which are not part of the enterprise itself (e.g. 3rd party organisations). The course can physically take place either within or outside the enterprise i.e. the geographic location relative to the enterprise is not the important issue.
Excluding personal absence costs
Expenditures on CVTS courses excluding the costs of paid working time spend on CVT courses.
Spent per employee
Average expenditure per employee in enterprises with 10 and more employees in the private sector.
Spent per participant
Average expenditure per CVT course participant in enterprises with 10 and more employees in the private sector.
Spent per training hour
Average expenditure per training hour spend on CVT courses.
Percentage of total labour costs
Expenditures as a percentage of the total labour costs of all enterprises with 10 and more employees in the private sector.
Including personal absence costs
Expenditures on CVTS courses including the costs of paid working time spend on CVT courses.
Spent per employee
Average expenditure per employee in enterprises with 10 and more employees in the private sector.
Spent per participant
Average expenditure per CVT course participant in enterprises with 10 and more employees in the private sector.
Spent per training hour
Average expenditure per training hour spend on CVT courses.

Percentage of total labour costs
Expenditures as a percentage of the total labour costs of all enterprises with 10 and more employees in the private sector.