Acting as a technical instrument for the development of activities related to training in the occupational/professional areas.
Offering solutions to the training needs of workers and companies.
Improving employability and labour insertion.


Investigation and research.
Information and socio-labour guidance.
Social participation.


IFES activity is carried out according to principles and values shared with UGT.
IFES prioritises the human factor and remains at the workers’ service in terms of professional qualification.


Design, elaboration and management of different training plans and programmes.
Design of training contents and delivery of training courses.
Identification and analysis of workers’ training needs.
Organisation and participation in seminars, congresses and other activities related to lifelong learning and employment.
Promotion and coordination of research projects related to training and employment (national/European/transnational).
Vocational guidance.
Cooperation with national and international institutions in the field of vocational training, both for employed and unemployed workers.


Territorial structure, able to carry out its activities in most Spanish Regions
Central Headquarters (IFES-Central) for general coordination, and support to regional offices.
More than 600 qualified workers in charge of Training (63,9%), Technical development and Coordination (21,2%), Administration (12,4%) and Management (2,5%).

Some figures

Since its establishment, IFES:
Has developed more than 110.000 training courses
Has trained more than 1.600.000 students

Research & Investigation:
More than 250 projects about training, employment and qualification.
More tan 100 projects of transnational dimension.


More than 180 training centres with 650 available classrooms and workshops.
More than 40,000m2 devoted to training
124 officially recognised training specialities.
974 national accreditations.
More than 2000 training designs and 86 training handbooks.
E-learning platform with 186 on-line training courses.


Development of educational programmes with Universities.
Development of guides for labour inclusion and training.
Training courses awarding official certification of professional competences.
Content production for the adaptation of officially recognised Professional Qualifications or Certificates (INCUAL).
Sectoral applications for the European Qualification Framework (EQF) through European research projects.
Incorporation of the ICT to training, with a wide, innovative and attractive on-line training offer.


IFES has promoted or participated in more than 250 projects in the field of training and employment both at national and at European level.
Development of investigations and studies in all productive sectors, at national level.
Promotion and management of transnational projects, participating actively in different programs and initiatives supported by the European Union.
IFES belongs to the EURORESO network, an International Association with a scientific and educational purpose, specially focused on programmes which facilitate access to work, social integration and the establishment and development of private or public companies.
Since 2009, IFES has also started to carry out research in order to meet the needs of the Spanish population living in South American countries, aiming at promoting their professional development.


In-classroom training, online training, practical approach in workshops/labs…
Use of innovative tools and experiences since 1992: CD-Rom -> DVD -> Web/multimedia training tools.
Own e-learning platform created in 2004.
Collaborative tools: remote presentations, interactive games, virtual lectures, case studies.
Virtual meetings, video-conference / video-chat


Production of downloadable contents for PDA, Smartphones, Tablet, MP3/MP4.
Use of Augmented Reality as a supporting training tool (free app for students).
Augmented Reality Portal for trainers, including all the relevant information needed to use this innovative tool in the training process: tutorials and guides, videos, etc.
Web Portal on Social Networks for trainers and students, with extensive information about the use and management of the social networks most commonly used.
Sectorial blogs as a complement for the training process and a supporting tool for communication and interaction between trainer and students.