In terms of legislation which entered into force in the mid-2006, education in schools which leads to the acquisition of the relevant qualification is not considered to be continuing education. It is part of initial education. However, it forms an important component of adult education.
Retraining is provided for free to registered job seekers and sometime to job applicants. The costs of the retraining of people who are at risk of becoming redundant are covered by their employer and the labour office.
There is no coherent system for the planning of CVET either at national or sectoral level, nor is there such a system for identification of training needs – there are only various isolated projects or activities.
There is no legal entitlement to retraining. Retraining is implemented based on an agreement between the labour office and the job seeker or an job applicant. The labour office pays the retraining costs for the participant and can also offer a contribution to cover documented necessary costs related to the retraining.
There is a specific programme for the training of SMEs’ employees entitled Guidance. It is funded from the state budget and offers subsidies for training and guidance services. This training and guidance are designed for beginning entrepreneurs (0-2 years in business) and entrepreneurs who are at the development and growth stage (over 2 years in business).
CVET on the initiative of individual is not statistically monitored. Some information is provided by the Labour Force Survey – Ad hoc Module on Lifelong Learning implemented in 2003.

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Co se týče legislativy, která vstoupila v platnost v polovině-2006, vzdělávání ve školách, které vedou k získání příslušné kvalifikace, není považována za další vzdělávání.