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Adult education and training funding


3.Funding in education

3.3Adult education and training funding

Last update: 27 November 2023


Expenses for functioning of courses within the formal adult education system are met through budget funds of the Ministry responsible for education and contributions allocated by the government.

Fees paid by learners

No payment of fees is required for enrolment and attendance in courses leading to qualifications issued within the education system offered by CPIA. Only a small contribution is paid by learners for covering administration costs.

Financial support for adult learners

Courses are basically free of charge and financial aids are not provided.

Financial support may be offered at local level through funds coming from local authorities.

Finally, labour contracts of some workers categories foresee paid permission to allow them to attend the courses in order to obtain the lower secondary school certificate or, more rarely, the upper secondary school certificate.

Private education

Adult education programmes are offered by CPIA, centres linked to upper secondary schools, or by upper secondary schools, which can be either State or private (paritaria). For information on this offer, please refer to sections dealing with school education.

The offer of merely private courses for adults varies and detailed information are not available.  


Contents revised: October 2023