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Published:  26 Oct 2021

Work-based learning module brings new dimension to SELFIE tool

SELFIE for work-based learning (WBL) is a free online tool that supports Vocational Education and Training (VET) schools and companies to make the most of digital technologies for teaching, learning and training. SELFIE WBL supports schools and companies become fit for the digital age. In this way, it supports the digital transition, one of the key policy priorities of the European Commission. This adaption of SELFIE to the specific requirements of WBL is a necessary step to support VET schools.


If you are a VET school and you’d like to use the new 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?”


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

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.

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.

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

How SELFIE WBL works

Downloads and reports

Full report on SELFIE WBL’s development

Country pilot reports

SELFIE for work-based learning pilots in Georgia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey

Publication based on the 4 country pilot reports

Download the publication from the European Training Foundation (ETF)

Reports from other participating countries (free registration on ETF Open Space required)

Published:  26 Oct 2021