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Management staff working in adult education and training


10.Management and other education staff

10.7Management staff working in adult education and training

Last update: 27 November 2023

Adult education is provided both in schools for adults and in other educational institutions (continuing education centres and vocational training centres) which are part of the school education system, and by entities operating outside the school education system in accordance with the legislation on economic activity and labour-market training activities. Organisational and staffing arrangements differ between these two sub-sectors of adult education.

Arrangements concerning management staff in schools for adults and other adult education institutions within the school education system are the same as for school education; see Chapter 10.1, Management Staff for Early Childhood and School Education.

Entities providing adult education in non-school settings, outside the school education system, as part of economic activity or labour-market training activity, are not subject to any specific regulations or recommendations on organisational or staffing arrangements. Such providers are free to establish in their internal regulations an organisational structure and operating procedures, including qualification requirements, appointment and dismissal procedures, conditions of service (within the framework set by the labour law regulations), and responsibilities and powers of the management staff employed.