Classification of fields of education and training (1999)

Code:  0
Description:  General Programmes
Definition:  "General" in this context refers to basic and personal skills ("general" as opposed to "specialised"), and has not explicit the meaning of "general" as opposed to "vocational".

This category 0 "General programmes" must not be used as a residual category. Programmes with a subject emphasis should be classified in fields 1 to 8.

Countries may be asked to report which programmes they have classified as 0 "General programmes", especially at ISCED level 3. Educational programmes at levels 4, 5, and 6 should only by way of exception be classified here.