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Life Long Learning Training

Aim the training

The aim of the course is to provide managers of lifelong learning in Europe with concepts and tools necessary to promote and deliver lifelong learning. The course is aimed at managers from a variety of institutions involved in the management of lifelong learning.


Objectives of the course

The objectives of the course are:

  • To help managers of lifelong learning understand the institutional (social, economic, political) factors that constrain and/or enable lifelong learning in particular national contexts.
  • To promote the use of ICT in the field of lifelong learning.
  • To develop skills and tools necessary to the management and implementation of lifelong learning.
  • To understand the issues related to evaluation of lifelong learning programmes in practice.


After the training, participants will be able to:

  • assess the socio-economic, political, cultural aspects associated with lifelong learning
  • compare and understand LLL needs and contextual differences across Europe, especially in partnercountries
  • identify the range of needs regarding different target groups
  • motivate potential learners to get involved in LLL
  • identify a variety of tools and methods to asssess learning needs
  • understand individual differences through preferable approaches to learning and instruction
  • understand the benefits and implementationmethods for both formal and informal learning environments
  • develop a Personal Development Plan (PDP) system


The course includes 5 modules. Prior to the course, some preparatory activities will be carried out through an e-learning platform. Also there will be follow up online activities after the course.

Module 1: Introduction to lifelong learning

  • LLL, needs analysis, comparative analysis
  • National systems of VET / workplace learning
  • Comparisons whitin Europe, between European and nong European nations

Module 2: Managing learning

Strategic planning, stakeholder analysis, scenario planning


  • managing competences
  • managing change
  • financial management
  • communication skills

Collective learning:

  • communities of learning
  • knowledge management
  • organizational learning

Module 3: Implementing learning

  • target groups
  • motivation
  • tools, methods and techniques
  • formal and informal learning
  • learning to learn
  • learning styles and teaching strategies

Module 4: Evaluating lifelong learning

  • evaluation methods
  • evaluation tools
  • assessment methods

Module 5: Personal Development Plan

  • personal development plans and reflective learning logs
  • presenting individual strategic development plans

Study visit

One of the important parts of this course is the provision of a study visit. The participants will have the chance to learn some good practices and visit some on site. This will provide participants with a better understanding of successful training organization in accordance with LLL principles.


Training method

The training makes use of:

  • interactive techniques such as role play, group work and interactive discussion
  • self analysis
  • case studies
  • e-learning (for preparation and follow up)
  • on site study visits