Vocational and technical secondary schools, institutes and adult education institutions.
Students must successfully (i.e. with passing grades) complete all general education subjects, compulsory and elective vocational modules, and the open part of the curriculum. They must also complete extracurricular activities, practical on-the-job training and pass a school-leaving examination.
The school-leaving examination comprises a product/service and an oral presentation.
Students' vocational abilities and skills, and the fulfilment of conditions to obtain credits in accordance with the relevant education programme are established through verification and assessment. Assessment of students also takes into account non-formally acquired knowledge, which must be adequately demonstrated. Students are assessed using grades from 5 (excellent) to 1 (inadequate).
- Completion of at least year seven of nine-year elementary school or year six of eight-year elementary school and completed basic education or
- completed elementary education in adapted programme with lower educational criteria.