Syllabus defining the essential subjects and skills; generally taken to include literacy, numeracy, ICT and modern foreign languages. What is deemed essential varies between countries.
The number of learners who remain on a course to the end, regardless of whether they achieve any qualification or unit(s) towards a qualification.
Similar to ‘basic skills’ or literacy and numeracy, but suggesting a primary focus on education, and a broad curriculum rather than literacy and numeracy as skills.
The proportion of learners who start a course who go on to achieve a qualification at the end of that course.