There are a number of different funding streams available under Erasmus+ for which UK organisations involved in vocational education and training (VET) can apply.
There are various requirements you should carry out before you apply. You must have registered on the EU Login (formerly called ECAS) and obtained your organisation's unique Participant Identification Code (PIC) which is essential for your application. You can read more about EU Login in the European Commission's manual (3.13 MB).
Decentralised activities are run by the UK National Agency – this means you apply to us for funding. You can find out more about the UK National Agency and how Erasmus+ works on the How is Erasmus+ run? page.
Mobility for VET learners and staff (Key Action 1)
Under Key Action 1 organisations involved in VET can apply for funding to offer apprentices and students the chance to experience a vocational training placement in another country. Learners can spend time in a work place to gain real life experience or at a VET school where they will also spend time in industry. Staff can also benefit from funding opportunities to support their professional development or by job shadowing. Find out more about applying for learners and staff mobility funding.
Partnership funding (Key Action 2)
UK organisations involved in VET can apply for funding to run collaborative projects aimed at improving VET provision. It enables institutions to work together in order to improve their provision for learners and share innovative practices. Find out more about applying for partnership funding.
Partnerships in more than one sector (Key Action 2)
UK organisations involved in higher education, vocational education and training, school education, adult education, and youth can apply for funding to run collaborative projects aimed at improving provision across more than one sector. Find out more about applying for funding for Strategic Partnerships in more than one sector.
Sector Skills Alliances
Sector Skills Alliances aim to tackle skills gaps and align VET systems to sector-specific labour and skills needs throughout Europe. They are open to any eligible VET organisation in a programme country. Find out more about applying for funding for Sector Skills Alliances.
Sport activities are aimed at improving grassroots sports provision to tackle threats such as doping and match-fixing and to increase inclusion and promote sport for all.
Organisations with more experience of running VET projects may wish to apply for the VET Charter.