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Poland: two-stage upper secondary VET programmes

Initial VET after the reform: example of automotive mechanic and automotive technician qualifications
Initial VET after the reform: example of automotive mechanic and automotive technician qualifications

In December 2016, the Minister of National Education introduced reform that will change the structure of upper secondary VET. It will establish two-stage sectoral VET schools (dwustopniowa szkoła branżowa) replacing the so-called basic vocational schools

Stage one will comprise three-year programmes leading to a vocational qualification, for example, automotive mechanic. Graduates will be able to continue in stage-two programmes or in the second year of upper secondary general education for adults.

Stage two will comprise two-year programmes leading to a vocational qualification, for example, automotive technician. It will also allow graduates to enter higher education after passing matura examinations in three compulsory subjects and a qualification examination.

The reform will increase the length of upper secondary VET programmes from four to five years.

 

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23/05/2017
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