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Date Last Updated: 27-03-2018

Survey Name:

Continuing Vocational Training Survey

Survey purpose:

To collect information on enterprises' investment in the continuing vocational training (CVT) of their employees. CVT involves training activities that are planned in advance and are organised or supported by the enterprise. The aim of CVT is the acquisition of new competencies amongst staff and the development and improvement of existing ones.

Legislative Basis National:

Statistics (Continuing Vocational Training Survey) Order 2015 no.390

Legislative Basis European:

Commission Regulation (EU) No 1153/2014


Five years

Statistical Population:

Sampling Frame:

The sampling frame is the CSO Central Business Register of enterprises

Reference Area:

Not applicable

Time Coverage:


Base Period:

Not applicable

Sector Coverage:

NACE Rev. 2 sections B to N, R and S

Survey Size:

5,000 enterprises with 10 or more employees

Principal Variables:

• enterprise strategies in employee training
• the training intensity (number of participants, training hours)
• the types of training undertaken
• the costs of training

Principal External Users:

Eurostat, Government, Training Organisations, Employer Representatives, Unions

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Business Statistics

Contact Person:

Mary Heanue

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Alan Finlay

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000