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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: 18 March 2024

The management staff in the public institutions providing adult education (EPA) offered by the Education Authorities is the same as that of the institutions offering non-university education.

The members of the management team of the institution, as stipulated in Chapter IV of Title V of Organic Law 2/2006 on Education (LOE), modified by Organic Law 3/2020 (LOMLOE), are as follows:

  • school head;
  • head of studies;
  • secretary;
  • other members determined by the Education Authorities.

In all cases, it is composed of teaching staff that combine their teaching with leadership and management responsibilities. Their functions are regulated in Article 30 of the LOE (competences of the head teacher) and Royal Decrees 82/1996 and 83/1996. These Royal Decrees approve the organic regulations of pre-primary schools, primary schools and secondary schools located in the territorial management area of the Ministry of Education, Vocational Training and Sports (MEFD). The Ministry adapts them to the particularities of adult education centres until the organic regulations for this type of centre are published in its area of management. At the same time, they are supplementary in nature for those autonomous communities that do not have their own regulations and in all matters applicable to them.

When adult education is provided by the Employment Authorities, the management staff is hired for a period lasting as long as the project they are going to join.

The contract is made by the promoting body after the candidate has passed a selection process carried out by a mixed group of the State Public Employment Service (SEPE), or public employment entity of the corresponding autonomous community and the organisation responsible for the promotion of the project. The mixed group establishes the procedure to be followed, preferably through an offer handled by the employment office and/or through a public call. People previously included in the Employment Authorities’ expert files may also be taken into account.