Assessment in Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education
General study assessment in the vocational and technical upper secondary schools is in the hands of teachers, with examinations at the end of every semester, regardless of the type of school. Pupil evaluation is carried out both by continuous assessment and final assessment. Each course in the education of master craftsmen ends with a formal assessment according to educational objectives of the course. Each school is responsible for the examinations which are supervised by the head of the department in question.
In order to graduate from upper secondary school with a vocational certificate providing professional rights, pupils shall have completed their studies with satisfactory results according to curriculum and study programme description validated by the Minister of Education, Science and Culture. Studies in the certified trades conclude with a journeyman’s examination. The ministry issues regulations stipulating the structure and implementation of journeyman’s examinations and appoints specific apprenticeship committees for the coordination, implementation and evaluation regarding the organisation of journeyman’s examinations.