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Initial education for teachers and trainers working in adult education and training

Poland

9.Teachers and education staff

9.7Initial education for teachers and trainers working in adult education and training

Last update: 14 February 2024

Initial education for prospective specialists in continuing education and adult education is provided by some higher education institutions (HEIs) as part of degree programmes in the field of Teacher Education and non-degree postgraduate programmes.

There are no separate or additional qualification requirements for teachers working in schools for adults or adult education institutions within the school education system. The rights and duties of teachers working in nursery schools, schools and other educational institutions are specified in the Teachers’ Charter. Adult education teachers should fulfil the same qualification requirements as teachers in the corresponding types of schools for children and young people. Thus, they follow the same initial training paths as teachers in schools for children and young people.

Individuals / trainers involved in adult education in institutions run by business entities outside the school education system do not have the status of teachers, and qualification requirements for them are independently laid down by the entities concerned.