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Support measures for learners in adult education and training


12.Educational support and guidance

12.7Support measures for learners in adult education and training

Last update: 27 November 2023

Definition of the target group(s)

Participants in adult education mainly study in a student’s legal relationship, in a special status, in a public education institution. The procedures and rights related to their help through pedagogical assistance services are basically identical to those specified in the Act on Public Education.

Adult training is a non-school based training for those who have already completed their study obligations. Participants in adult training are subject to the regulations of the Act on Adult Training. The Act on Adult Training defines a disabled adult as a person with a disability of a degree as stated by the relevant government decree if the act referred to considers the above person an adult.

Furthermore, support may be provided to non-Hungarian citizens who has the status of an immigrated, settled, accepted, homeless person, or based on the Act on the Right of Sanctuary the status of a person who is refugee, protected or seeking asylum.

Specific support measures

  • The state may provide a normative support of a degree as stated by the budget act for the training of disabled adults. Within the frame of this, the state allows disabled adults to participate in certain trainings free.
  • Adult training programmes of adult training providers have to be adjusted to the various prior qualifications and skills of the adults participating in the training.
  • In the case of training disabled persons, the training provider institution has to provide the subjective and objective conditions in compliance with the target group. With the professional suitability, career aptitude and health aptitude requirements as stated in the vocational and examination requirement taken into consideration, the disabled person has to be provided with the preparation and examination adjusted to the concerned person’s disability, as well as he/she has to be assisted in their fulfilment of obligations.
  • The law on training support for jobseekers regulates that the training of jobseekers with disabilities may be financed to a higher extent, thereby covering the costs of adaptation necessary for their practical training.