Work-based learning and lifelong guidance policies across Europe

This paper as a shorterned and republished work of the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network Concept Note on work-based learning and lifelong guidance policies discusses the relationship between lifelong guidance and work-based learning. While these are distinct activities, they are often advanced as approaches to answering similar broad policy challenges, such as developing a skilled and socially inclusive population, ensuring engagement with education and work, and helping people to progress and live happy and useful lives. This paper argues that lifelong guidance can be particularly useful in relation to work-based learning in three main ways: engagement, achievement,transition.