The following programmes can be followed as an apprenticeship (BBL)
Entry level programmes (1-1.5 years, ISCED 254, EQF1).
Basic vocational programmes (2 years, ISCED 353, EQF2).
Professional education programmes (3 years, ISCED 353, EQF3).
Middle-management VET programmes (3-4 years, ISCED 354, EQF4).
The duration of the BBL coincides with the duration of the programme it applies to.
In addition to BBL, the programmes may be followed in two more educational pathways (please check Q 3 of the country fiche).
An important part of vocational education and training consists of learning in practice, known as work placement (beroepspraktijkvorming, bpv). We differentiate between practice placements (school-based pathway, BOL) and apprenticeships (work-based pathway, BBL). The school based pathway (BOL) has between 20% and 60% BPV. The apprenticeship VET programme (BBL) has 60% BPV or more. The third pathway has no specific definition for the amount of BPV, although a student must prove to have practical skills.