Work-based Learning TOOLKIT

The Work-based Learning TOOLKIT is the first web platform to provide extensive materials and transferable work-based learning (WBL) tools that can be used by politicians, social partners, higher education institutions and actors in the area of vocational education. The platform itself, represents a new method of networking with the WBL community online. The WBL TOOLKIT forms the core product of the NetWBL network, which sets out to make the outcomes of good-practice projects in the area of WBL from the Lifelong Learning Programme and Erasmus+ more visible and therefore useable.

The WBL TOOLKIT consists of three core elements: the introduction to WBL, the tools and the resources. The introductory section about WBL sets out to explain the aims and principles of work-based learning. The core item, the database of tools, offers tools, models, methods and examples of WBL. The final part of the offering consists of a collection of additional resources: A bibliography, a collection of case studies, a glossary and a list of WBL projects.

In this way, the WBL TOOLKIT supplements the Education and Training 2020 Strategy, thereby creating an effective interconnection between politics and the world of work.

The Work-based Learning TOOLKIT can be obtained here:


Final report on work-based learning needs and gaps

One of the results of the monitoring conference is this evaluation study produced by the network members.

The projects valorized at the three Monitoring conferences were discussed and analysed in terms of the needs and gaps, which have not yet been adequately addressed so far by the PLL projects. Possible future areas and open challenges in terms of WBL were identified so that they can be addressed in the Erasmus+ programme.

The report highlights further areas of interest to be addressed through future Erasmus+ Programme priorities promoting the development, dissemination and mainstreaming of effective work-based learning models and schemes across European VET and Higher Education systems. Therefore the report also represents a tool to inspire potential beneficiaries interested in developing project initiatives, in particular in relation to VET and Higher education to tackle the different criticalities and areas still open to intervention in the effort to improve existing systems effectively exploiting the potential represented by learning within work contexts or in close contact with the experience of work.