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Cyprus:Adult Education and Training

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Contents

Cyprus:Political, Social and Economic Background and Trends

Cyprus:Historical Development

Cyprus:Main Executive and Legislative Bodies

Cyprus:Population: Demographic Situation, Languages and Religions

Cyprus:Political and Economic Situation

Cyprus:Organisation and Governance

Cyprus:Fundamental Principles and National Policies

Cyprus:Lifelong Learning Strategy

Cyprus:Organisation of the Education System and of its Structure

Cyprus:Organisation of Private Education

Cyprus:National Qualifications Framework

Cyprus:Administration and Governance at Central and/or Regional Level

Cyprus:Administration and Governance at Local and/or Institutional Level

Cyprus:Statistics on Organisation and Governance

Cyprus:Funding in Education

Cyprus:Early Childhood and School Education Funding

Cyprus:Higher Education Funding

Cyprus:Adult Education and Training Funding

Cyprus:Early Childhood Education and Care

Cyprus:Organisation of Programmes for Children under 2-3 years

Cyprus:Teaching and Learning in Programmes for Children under 2-3 years

Cyprus:Assessment in Programmes for Children under 2-3 years

Cyprus:Organisation of Programmes for Children over 2-3 years

Cyprus:Teaching and Learning in Programmes for Children over 2-3 years

Cyprus:Assessment in Programmes for Children over 2-3 years

Cyprus:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Early Childhood Education and Care

Cyprus:Primary Education

Cyprus:Organisation of Primary Education

Cyprus:Teaching and Learning in Primary Education

Cyprus:Assessment in Primary Education

Cyprus:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Primary Education

Cyprus:Secondary and Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Cyprus:Organisation of General Lower Secondary Education

Cyprus:Teaching and Learning in General Lower Secondary Education

Cyprus:Assessment in General Lower Secondary Education

Cyprus:Organisation of General Upper Secondary Education

Cyprus:Teaching and Learning in General Upper Secondary Education

Cyprus:Assessment in General Upper Secondary Education

Cyprus:Organisation of Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Cyprus:Teaching and Learning in Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Cyprus:Assessment in Vocational Upper Secondary Education

Cyprus:Organisation of Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Cyprus:Teaching and Learning in Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Cyprus:Assessment in Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Cyprus:Higher Education

Cyprus:Types of Higher Education Institutions

Cyprus:First Cycle Programmes

Cyprus:Bachelor

Cyprus:Short-Cycle Higher Education

Cyprus:Second Cycle Programmes

Cyprus:Programmes outside the Bachelor and Master Structure

Cyprus:Third Cycle (PhD) Programmes

Cyprus:Adult Education and Training

Cyprus:Distribution of Responsibilities

Cyprus:Developments and Current Policy Priorities

Cyprus:Main Providers

Cyprus:Main Types of Provision

Cyprus:Validation of Non-formal and Informal Learning

Cyprus:Teachers and Education Staff

Cyprus:Initial Education for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Cyprus:Conditions of Service for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Cyprus:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Cyprus:Initial Education for Academic Staff in Higher Education

Cyprus:Conditions of Service for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Cyprus:Continuing Professional Development for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Cyprus:Initial Education for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Cyprus:Conditions of Service for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Cyprus:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Cyprus:Management and Other Education Staff

Cyprus:Management Staff for Early Childhood and School Education

Cyprus:Staff Involved in Monitoring Educational Quality for Early Childhood and School Education

Cyprus:Education Staff Responsible for Guidance in Early Childhood and School Education

Cyprus:Other Education Staff or Staff Working with Schools

Cyprus:Management Staff for Higher Education

Cyprus:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Higher Education

Cyprus:Management Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Cyprus:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Cyprus:Quality Assurance

Cyprus:Quality Assurance in Early Childhood and School Education

Cyprus:Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Cyprus:Quality Assurance in Adult Education and Training

Cyprus:Educational Support and Guidance

Cyprus:Special Education Needs Provision within Mainstream Education

Cyprus:Separate Special Education Needs Provision in Early Childhood and School Education

Cyprus:Support Measures for Learners in Early Childhood and School Education

Cyprus:Guidance and Counselling in Early Childhood and School Education

Cyprus:Support Measures for Learners in Higher Education

Cyprus:Guidance and Counselling in Higher Education

Cyprus:Support Measures for Learners in Adult Education and Training

Cyprus:Guidance and Counselling in a Lifelong Learning Approach

Cyprus:Mobility and Internationalisation

Cyprus:Mobility in Early Childhood and School Education

Cyprus:Mobility in Higher Education

Cyprus:Mobility in Adult Education and Training

Cyprus:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Early Childhood and School Education

Cyprus:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Higher Education

Cyprus:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Adult Education and Training

Cyprus:Bilateral Agreements and Worldwide Cooperation

Cyprus:Ongoing Reforms and Policy Developments

Cyprus:National Reforms in Early Childhood Education and Care

Cyprus:National Reforms in School Education

Cyprus:National Reforms in Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning

Cyprus:National Reforms in Higher Education

Cyprus:National Reforms related to Transversal Skills and Employability

Cyprus:European Perspective

Cyprus:Legislation

Cyprus:Institutions

Cyprus:Bibliography

Cyprus:Glossary

Since the first years of the establishment of the Republic of Cyprus, adult education and training has been among the priorities of the Government. Today, there is an abundance of courses on offer for adults, either in the category of formal, non-formal or vocational education, aiming to satisfy different needs for continuous and lifelong learning.

The objective of formal adult education and training is to give working people the opportunity to gain a qualification that will improve their career prospects and enable them to reach their full potential.Non-formal continuing education aims at improving the quality of life of the individuals involved by offering them opportunities for self-development.
Vocational training aims at upgrading the skills of individuals working in technical fields, and train unskilled or semi-skilled workers in vocational trades.
Responsible for adult education and training are mainly the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Security. Formal and non-formal institutions of graduate, postgraduate, secondary and vocational level are the providers of adult education and training. 
There are three main possible sources of funding for formal and non-formal education and training for adults: public funding, funding from employers and to a lesser extent, fees paid by learners. 
In Cyprus, only public sector employees are entitled by law to leave their job for a definite period of time in order to gain a qualification. A few areas in the private sector provide for study leave in their collective agreements.
There is a need for a systematic mechanism to record adult education and training in Cyprus which will cover all the areas from the general education of adults to the continuous professional training. There is not a comprehensive legislative framework for Adult Education and Training. Instead, there are a number of legislative provisions related to the different authorities involved.