6.1 Find your focus: different approaches of quality

The concept of quality and thus the quality management applied in VET institutions will always differ according to the type of education they offer, their organisational tradition and the regional or local environment. Next, three different approaches to quality and quality management in VET will be presented, although in reality VET providers apply a mixture of them (see Figure 19). Every VET institution has to find its own individual balance between these approaches, considering its environmental conditions as well as its internal organisational structure.


Figure 19. Different concepts of quality and their interaction

Source: CEDEFOP.