Analysis of a State of the Further Vocational Education Sphere Prepared on the Basis of Federal Statistical Survey

  • Olga Ozerova HSE University
  • Dinara Borodina HSE University
Keywords: further vocational education, professional development programmes, retraining programmes, short-term training programmes, long-term training programmes, package of FVE programmes, learning strategies, financial policy of FVE in­stitutions, price policy of FVE institutions


Olga Ozerova - Department Head, Department for Statistics of Education, Institute for Statistical Studies and the Economics of Knowledge, National Research University Higher School of Economics. Address: National Research University Higher School of Economics, 11 Pokrovka str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation. E-mail:

Dinara Borodina - Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Statistics and Monitoring of Education, Institute for Statistical Studies and the Economics of Knowledge, National Research University Higher School of Economics. Address: National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20 Myasnitskaya str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation. E-mail:

Significance of further vocational education in public life is determined by its influence on economic competitiveness, intellectual potential reproduction and social security system. All branches of government, an educational com­munity, employers and employees recognize the importance and need for development and improvement of the FVE sphere. In order to efficiently develop this segment of the educational services market, there should be some indi­cators which would make it possible to analyze the current state of the further vocational education system and its development, to defend key economic and policy decisions of all related participants/agents, to compare nation­al indicators with results of further vocational education development in other countries, to search for, to generalize and to apply the best experience. The authors give an analysis of statistical indicators which characterize further vo­cational education as a segment of the educational services market, as well as financing strategies used by heads of educational institutions in this sphere. On the basis of federal statistical survey data on form No. 1 (personnel) “Information about further vocational education of workers in organizations” devel­oped once every three or four years (the latest reported data are for 2010), the following indicators are given in the article: a number of those who received training, their age and sex patterns, educational enrollment rates distinguished by worker groups, by modes of study (off-job or on-job training) and by duration of training programmes. Learning strategies are analyzed depending on a worker group and an age group. On the basis of an integrated survey of living conditions of the public carried out by the Russian Federal State Statistics Ser­vice (Rosstat) in September of 2011, the public participation in further vocation­al education is analyzed by age groups, employment situations, labour market status and further education types. The authors also give results of a special poll of heads of educational establishments and institutions where adult fur­ther education programmes are fulfilled. The poll was taken in 2012, as part of the Educational Economy Monitoring. Some financial development trends in further education institutions are considered, as well as their price strategies and discounting policy.


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Ozerova, Olga, and Dinara Borodina. 2014. “Analysis of a State of the Further Vocational Education Sphere Prepared on the Basis of Federal Statistical Survey”. Voprosy Obrazovaniya / Educational Studies Moscow, no. 4 (February), 300-309.
Education Statistics and Sociology