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Teaching and learning in post-secondary non-tertiary education


6.Upper secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary Education

6.8Teaching and learning in post-secondary non-tertiary education

Last update: 21 June 2022

Curriculum, Subjects, Number of Periods

A curriculum is composed of general and specific part.

The framework teaching plan for post-secondary non-tertiary vocational education within the Methodology for the development of vocational education curricula was adopted by the National Council for Education. Accordingly, teaching plans are prepared for individual curricula that contain specific titles of subjects and modules.

A teaching plan contains the total annual teaching load, the annual number of periods for each module/subject, as well as the annual number of periods according to the forms of instruction. The school itself distributes the weekly number of periods in a year. The recommended weekly number of periods is obtained by dividing the total number of periods of one module with the number of working weeks during a school year.

When developing post-secondary non-tertiary vocational education curricula, same as with other vocational education curricula, the number of periods suggested in the table may vary by years of education, yet it remains the same in total.

Practical instruction can be school-based and employer-based.


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The curricula of vocational education can be downloaded here or on the website of Centre for Vocational Education

Provisions in regulation related to the Teaching methods and teaching materials are the same as for the curricula of vocational education.