VET Learners and Staff Mobility

This mobility project can comprise one or more of the following activities:

Learners’ mobility:

  • A VET traineeship abroad for up to 12 months.

This Activity is open to both apprentices and students in vocational training schools. These learners undertake a vocational training placement in another country. Learners are hosted either at a workplace (in an enterprise or other relevant organisation) or at a VET school (with periods of work-based learning in an enterprise or other relevant organisation).


Each mobility Activity is set within a quality framework previously agreed upon by the sending and receiving organisations to ensure a high level of quality for the Activity, including a “Learning Agreement”.


The learning outcomes are formally recognised and validated at an institutional level, course contents are adapted as necessary to ensure that the mobility period abroad fits well with the course in which the apprentice/VET student is enrolled.


In order to strengthen the employability of young people and to facilitate their transition to the labour market, recent graduates from VET schools or companies can participate in this Activity as well.


Staff mobility:

  • a teaching/training assignment: this Activity allows staff of VET schools to teach at a partner VET school abroad. It also allows staff of enterprises to provide training at a VET organisation abroad.
  • a staff training: this Activity supports the professional development of VET staff in the form of a work placement or a job shadowing/observation period abroad in an enterprise or any other VET organisation.

NB: Structured courses are not eligible for funding.


Erasmus+ supports learning mobility of staff that:

  • is framed into a strategic approach of the participating organisations (aimed at modernising and internationalising their mission);
  • responds to clearly identified staff development needs is accompanied by appropriate selection, preparation and follow-up measures;
  • ensures that the learning outcomes of participating staff are properly recognised and ensures that the earning outcomes are disseminated and widely used within the organisation.

These activities are also an opportunity for VET staff to gain competences in addressing the needs of learners with disadvantaged backgrounds. Given the current context concerning young migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, particular attention will be also given to support projects that train VET staff in such areas as training refugee children, intercultural classrooms, teaching youngsters in their second language, classroom tolerance and diversity.

For more information regarding this mobility project, refer to the Erasmus+ Programme Guide which can be accessed from here.