Facts & Figures

Short Glossary of Education and Training Terms

  (Provides some simple definitions to topics covered on this website – hope it proves helpful). Accreditation: The issue of formal recognition that bodies or institutions or the procedures used by them meet specified requirements. Achievement/Attainment Test:  A test that measures achievement in a particular subject or occupation rather than potential. Assessment: Appraisal or estimation… Read more »

Facts and Figures

Updated November 2016. This section attempts to complement the other sections of this website. I have started including information on the Welsh, Scottish and Irish technical education systems. In 1560 250,000 tons of coal mined. In 1620 35,000 tons of pig iron produced. In 1660 between 1660-1668 number of patents issued for inventions 31. 1n 1688… Read more »