Persons who attained professional qualification level in Vocational Training Centers,Vocational Gymnasiums and Vocational Colleges


Time series: Edu_4.1_en.xls

PERSONS WHO ATTAINED PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION LEVEL IN VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTERS, VOCATIONAL GYMNASIUMS AND VOCATIONAL COLLEGES BY SEX, PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION LEVEL AND KIND OF OWNERSHIP OF THE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION
(Number)
Kind of ownership Professional qualification level 2018
Total Males Females
Total 26 921 12 592 14 329
First level 9 575 4 196 5 379
Second level 9 165 4 254 4 911
Third level 8 167 4 139 4 028
Fourth level 14 3 11
Public 1 976 958 1 018
First level 554 241 313
Second level 620 192 428
Third level 802 525 277
Fourth level - - -
Private 24 945 11 634 13 311
First level 9 021 3 955 5 066
Second level 8 545 4 062 4 483
Third level 7 365 3 614 3 751
Fourth level 14 3 11
25.04.2019


Euro-SDMX Metadata Structure (ESMS)

Vocational training in Vocational Training Centers (VTC), Vocational Gymnasiums and Vocational Colleges
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

'Education and Culture Statistics' Department

Contact name

Elena Tsankova

Contact person function

State expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 511

Contact fax number
Metadata update
Metadata last certified25 April 2019
Metadata last posted25 April 2019
Metadata last update25 April 2019
Statistical presentation
Data description

Statistics on vocational training in Vocational Training Centers (VTC), Vocational Gymnasiums and Vocational Colleges, provide data on vocational training against payment for attainment of vocational qualification level.

Classification system

· International Standard Classification of Education, 2011 version (ISCED 2011);

· Classification of the fields of education and specialties taught in the vocational secondary schools and art schools.

Sector coverage

The survey covers all licensed Vocational Training Centers (VTC), Vocational Gymnasiums, Vocational Colleges and Vocational Schools in Bulgaria, according to the Law on Vocational Education and Training.

Statistical concepts and definitions

A pupil/student is every person enrolled in an educational program of formal education according to ISCED irrespective of the mode of attendance. Formal education includes the educational programmes implement in the legitimate educational institutions created according to the existing legal order.

Formal Education is education provided in the system of formal educational institutions - schools, colleges, universities, vocational schools and colleges, and in Vocational Training Centers (VTC) which leads to obtaining of an educational and/or professional qualification degree.

Graduates are those pupils/students who have received a document for a completed level and/or professional qualification degree from a legitimate education institution, containing all the necessary records and stamps according to the law.

Statistical unit

Pupils/students

Statistical population

Participants in formal education.

Reference area

Whole country.

Time coverage

2005 - 2018

Base period

Not applicable.

Unit of measure

Number and per cent.

Reference period

School year.

Institutional mandate
Legal acts and other agreements

· Regulation (EC) N 452/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the production and development of statistics on education and lifelong learning;

· Commission regulation (EU) No 88/2011;

· Methodological documents of Eurostat;

· Law on Statistics;

· Law on Vocational Education and Training.

Data sharing

Not applicable.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.

Confidentiality - data treatment

In compliance to the Law on Statistics (Articles 25 and 26).

Release policy
Release calendar

In accordance to the dates defined in the Release Calendar presenting the results of the statistical surveys carried out by the National Statistical Institute.

Release calendar access

The calendar is available on the NSI website: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/480

User access

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Frequency of dissemination

Annual

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Regular press release in the internet site.

Publications

· Education in the Republic of Bulgaria;

· Statistical Yearbook;

· Statistical Reference Book;

· 'Bulgaria' (brochure).

On-line database

Data on Vocational training in Vocational Training Centers (VTC), Vocational Gymnasiums and Vocational Colleges are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Education and Lifelong Learning: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4919 and Informational System "Infostat": https://infostat.nsi.bg/infostat/pages/module.jsf?x_2=165

Micro-data access

In accordance to the Rules on Provision of the Anonymised Individual Data for Scientific and Research purposes.

Other

Information services by order in accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Documentation on methodology

· Methodological documents of Eurostat;

· Survey Methodology: http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Edu_Meth_en.pdf

Quality documentation

Quality report in accordance to the Commission Regulation No 88/2011.

Quality management
Quality assurance

A set of quality criteria have been set up within the Commission Regulation No 88/2011.

Quality assessment

The national quality report provides users with basic information on quality at national level.

Relevance
User needs

State and regional authorities, international organisations, national and foreign users.

User satisfaction

Information is not available.

Completeness

Information is not available.

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Not applicable (census).

Sampling error

Not applicable (census).

Non-sampling error

Not applicable (census).

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

· Reference date: December 31;

· Fieldwork: January - February;

· Processing: March - April;

· Dissemination of national results: April;

· Transmission of data to Eurostat: September.

Punctuality

Data was disseminated at national level and delivered to Euorostat in time.

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Fully comparable with all EU member states.

Comparability - over time

Partially comparable due to the changes of national legislation.

Coherence - cross domain

Data is coherent with 'Adult education survey' and 'Continuing vocational survey' data.

Coherence - internal

Carried out quality tests, mainly on the coherency of the gathered information.

Cost and burden

Information is not available.

Data revision
Data revision - policy

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Data revision - practice

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Statistical processing
Source data

Vocational Gymnasiums, Vocational Colleges and Vocational Schools. Vocational Training Centres (VTC) are providing data to the National Agency for Vocational Education and Training (NAVET) which is aggregated and processed by the NSI.

Frequency of data collection

Annual

Data collection

Census via the electronic questionnaire 'Report on vocational training against payment for attaining of level of vocational qualification in VG, VC and VS'. Census on the VTC in collaboration with the NAVET via informatics system.

Data validation

Data validation is done by the National Statistical Institute and quality tests are carried out by the Eurostat.

Data compilation

Not applicable.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Comment
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.1: ESMS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.1.xml
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.0: ESMS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.0.xml


ESS Standard for Quality Reports Structure (ESQRS)

Vocational training in Vocational Training Centers (VTC), Vocational Gymnasiums and Vocational Colleges
Contact
Contact organisation

National Statistical Institute

Contact organisation unit

'Education and Culture Statistics' Department

Contact name

Elena Tsankova

Contact person function

State expert

Contact mail address

2, P. Volov Str.; 1038 Sofia, Bulgaria

Contact email address

[email protected]

Contact phone number

+359 2 9857 511

Contact fax number
Statistical presentation
Data description

Statistics on vocational training in Vocational Training Centers (VTC), Vocational Gymnasiums and Vocational Colleges, provide data on vocational training against payment for attainment of vocational qualification level.

Classification system

· International Standard Classification of Education, 2011 version (ISCED 2011);

· Classification of the fields of education and specialties taught in the vocational secondary schools and art schools.

Sector coverage

The survey covers all licensed Vocational Training Centers (VTC), Vocational Gymnasiums, Vocational Colleges and Vocational Schools in Bulgaria, according to the Law on Vocational Education and Training.

Statistical concepts and definitions

A pupil/student is every person enrolled in an educational program of formal education according to ISCED irrespective of the mode of attendance. Formal education includes the educational programmes implement in the legitimate educational institutions created according to the existing legal order.

Formal Education is education provided in the system of formal educational institutions - schools, colleges, universities, vocational schools and colleges, and in Vocational Training Centers (VTC) which leads to obtaining of an educational and/or professional qualification degree.

Graduates are those pupils/students who have received a document for a completed level and/or professional qualification degree from a legitimate education institution, containing all the necessary records and stamps according to the law.

Statistical unit

Pupils/students

Statistical population

Participants in formal education.

Reference area

Whole country.

Time coverage

2005 - 2018

Base period

Not applicable.

Statistical processing
Source data

Vocational Gymnasiums, Vocational Colleges and Vocational Schools. Vocational Training Centres (VTC) are providing data to the National Agency for Vocational Education and Training (NAVET) which is aggregated and processed by the NSI.

Frequency of data collection

Annual

Data collection

Census via the electronic questionnaire 'Report on vocational training against payment for attaining of level of vocational qualification in VG, VC and VS'. Census on the VTC in collaboration with the NAVET via informatics system.

Data validation

Data validation is done by the National Statistical Institute and quality tests are carried out by the Eurostat.

Data compilation

Not applicable.

Adjustment

Not applicable.

Quality management
Quality assurance

A set of quality criteria have been set up within the Commission Regulation No 88/2011.

Quality assessment

The national quality report provides users with basic information on quality at national level.

Relevance
User needs

State and regional authorities, international organisations, national and foreign users.

User satisfaction

Information is not available.

Completeness

Information is not available.

Data completeness - rate

Not applicable (census).

Accuracy and reliability
Overall accuracy

Not applicable (census).

Sampling error

Not applicable (census).

Sampling errors - indicators

Not applicable (census).

Non-sampling error

Not applicable (census).

Coverage error

Not applicable (census).

Over-coverage - rate

Not applicable (census).

Common units - proportion

Not applicable (census).

Measurement error

Not applicable (census).

Non response error

Not applicable (census).

Unit non-response - rate

Not applicable (census).

Item non-response - rate

Not applicable (census).

Processing error

Not applicable (census).

Imputation - rate

Not applicable (no imputations).

Model assumption error

Not applicable (census).

Seasonal adjustment

Not applicable (no seasonal adjustments).

Data revision - policy

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Data revision - practice

In accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Data revision - average size

Not applicable (preliminary data not published).

Timeliness and punctuality
Timeliness

· Reference date: December 31;

· Fieldwork: January - February;

· Processing: March - April;

· Dissemination of national results: April;

· Transmission of data to Eurostat: September.

Time lag - first results

16 weeks.

Time lag - final results

Not applicable (only final results published).

Punctuality

Data was disseminated at national level and delivered to Euorostat in time.

Punctuality - delivery and publication

Not applicable (data published on exact date).

Coherence and comparability
Comparability - geographical

Fully comparable with all EU member states.

Asymmetry for mirror flows statistics - coefficient

Not applicable (no flows).

Comparability - over time

Partially comparable due to the changes of national legislation.

Length of comparable time series

From 2005 year.

Coherence - cross domain

Data is coherent with 'Adult education survey' and 'Continuing vocational survey' data.

Coherence - sub annual and annual statistics

Not applicable (annual survey).

Coherence - National Accounts

Not applicable.

Coherence - internal

Carried out quality tests, mainly on the coherency of the gathered information.

Accessibility and clarity
News release

Regular press release in the internet site.

Publications

· Education in the Republic of Bulgaria;

· Statistical Yearbook;

· Statistical Reference Book;

· 'Bulgaria' (brochure).

On-line database

Data on Vocational training in Vocational Training Centers (VTC), Vocational Gymnasiums and Vocational Colleges are available to all users of the NSI website under the heading Education and Lifelong Learning: http://www.nsi.bg/en/node/4919 and Informational System "Infostat": https://infostat.nsi.bg/infostat/pages/module.jsf?x_2=165

Data tables - consultations

Not avaliable.

Micro-data access

In accordance to the Rules on Provision of the Anonymised Individual Data for Scientific and Research purposes.

Other

Information services by order in accordance to the Rules for Dissemination of Statistical Products and Services.

Metadata - consultations

Not avaliable.

Documentation on methodology

· Methodological documents of Eurostat;

· Survey Methodology: http://www.nsi.bg/sites/default/files/files/metadata/Edu_Meth_en.pdf

Metadata completeness – rate

Не е налично.

Quality documentation

Quality report in accordance to the Commission Regulation No 88/2011.

Cost and burden

Information is not available.

Confidentiality
Confidentiality - policy

· Law on Statistics;

· Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 on European statistics (recital 24 and Article 20(4)) of 11 March 2009 (OJ L 87, p. 164), stipulates the need to establish common principles and guidelines ensuring the confidentiality of data used for the production of European statistics and the access to those confidential data with due account for technical developments and the requirements of users in a democratic society.

Confidentiality – data treatment

In compliance to the Law on Statistics (Articles 25 and 26).

Comment
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.1: ESQRS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.1.xml
Metadata Structure Definition in SDMX 2.0: ESQRS_MSD+BNSI+2.0+SDMX.2.0.xml
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