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Factsheet for measure PT-2010-28/2498 – measures in Portugal

Information and Management System of the Education and Training Offer

Sistema de Informação e Gestão da Oferta Educativa e Formativa (SIGO)

Country Portugal , applies nationwide
Time period Open ended, started on 08 July 2010
Context Restructuring Support Instruments
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Ensuring business continuity and support for essential services
– Smoothing frictions or reallocation of workers
Author Paula Carrilho (CESIS)
Measure added 23 June 2022 (updated 20 October 2022)

Background information

The Integrated Information and Management System for Education and Training Offer (Sistema Integrado de Informação e Gestão da Oferta Educativa e Formativa - SIGO) is a platform, whose use is mandatory since 8 July of 2010 (Ordinance 474/2010), for recording training actions within the scope of the National Qualifications Catalog (Catálogo Nacional de Qualificações - CNQ), under the terms of the Decree-Law no. 396/2007 of 31 December, in its current wording; as well as training actions not included in the CNQ, under the terms of Ordinance 474/2010 of 8 July. The objective is, with this system, clarify the procedures required of all certified training operators, under the terms set out in the National Qualifications System and also in the Labour Code.

Content of measure

SIGO is an instrument for managing and monitoring demand, processes and results, fundamental for directing and guiding young people and adults to training offers that enable them to develop certified skills. Therefore, it fosters the decentralised management of the training offer. This system is coordinated by the Directorate-General of Statistics of Education and Science (Direção-Geral de Estatísticas da Educação e Ciências, DGEEC) and by the National Agency for Qualification and Professional Education (Agência Nacional para a Qualificação e o Ensino Profissional I.P., ANQEP).

Companies that wish to have officially recognised the training provided to their employees can record each training session and issue training certificates through the SIGO platform. This helps to provide recognition of the skills acquired by workers during their employment with a company. 

SIGO provides for a restricted access platform (i.e., for use by training providers or the employee who is responsible for training only) where the Qualifica Centres and training institutions can record the qualification paths developed in order to promote the subsequent issuance of certificates and diplomas to the employees that attended the courses.

Use of measure

No information to date.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Employees in standard employment
Applies to all businesses Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Company / Companies
Public employment service
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Unknown Unknown
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • Unknown
  • Main level of involvement: Unknown



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Eurofound (2022), Information and Management System of the Education and Training Offer, measure PT-2010-28/2498 (measures in Portugal), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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