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SELFIE for work-based learning

SELFIE

A specific module for work-based learning

SELFIE for work-based learning (WBL) is a free online tool for Vocational Education and Training (VET) schools and companies. It supports them in making the most of digital technologies for teaching, learning and training.

SELFIE WBL helps schools and companies become fit for the digital age. It is a specific part of the SELFIE tool, adapted to match the requirements of work-based learning.

In this way, it supports the digital transition, one of the key policy priorities of the European Commission.

Access to SELFIE WBL

If you are a VET school and you’d like to use the SELFIE WBL module you should

  • log in to SELFIE (first time users can see how to register)
  • set up a new self-reflection exercise
  • choose “Upper secondary vocational level” when selecting your education level
  • click the checkbox “Will companies take part in this survey?”

Watch an introduction to SELFIE WBL

Resources

Insights from pilot projects and country reports, as well as information on how SELFIE WBL was developed, are available for download.

Download infographics, reports and other materials

Background and development

SELFIE WBL was launched during the second edition of the October 2021 SELFIE Forum.

Read more about the launch

The project began in 2018 with a feasibility study, which showed positive results. Development followed in January 2020, with a process involving stakeholders and end users to make sure that the tool would match the real needs of VET schools and employers.

Extensive piloting

Workshops and testing were also a key part of development. The SELFIE development team ran an international expert workshop in June 2020 and a testing phase in nine European countries between September and December 2020.

What users and experts say

In total, some 35,000 participants from around 150 VET schools and 250 companies in France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Georgia, Montenegro, Republic of Serbia and Turkey were involved in the piloting. Results of these pilots are available for download.

The European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (EfVET) and European Training Foundation (ETF) gave invaluable support throughout.