Vocational education and training imparts the skills and knowledge needed to work in a given occupation. Two-year VET programmes lead to the issuance of a Federal VET Certificate; three-year and four-year VET programmes lead to the issuance of a Federal VET Diploma. During the three-year or four-year VET programme, students have the option of attending general education courses to prepare for the Federal Vocational Baccalaureate Examination. This is required for further study. Vocational education and training is also open to adults wishing to earn VET credentials.
Swiss education system
For further information on vocational training in Switzerland please visit www.berufsberatung.ch (not available in English).
Continuing education and training
Numerous educational establishments (public and private institutions, companies, organisations) offer continuing education and training (not available in English). Depending on targets they offer courses and advanced training courses.