Understanding the Swiss VET system from the inside
The aim of this course is to provide an insight into the functioning of Swiss Vocational Education and Training (VET) with a particular focus on initial VET.
Different visits to key actors (companies, professional organizations, vocational training centers, career guidance offices and state representatives) allow to experience the people, their spirit, the tools and mechanisms of one of the most successful VET systems in the world. Transfer and cultural adaption are discussed and exchanged among the international participants.
The course will take place from 12 to 15 September 2023 in face-to-face format, including one day at the BAM event (a platform for career choice & training).
Please note that we reserve the right to:
- amend or cancel courses*
- change or amend course structure or content
*For cancelled courses, the participants will be given at least two months' notice with an option of transferring to the next course date or having a full refund of the fees.
English with a minimum level of B2
Theoretical introduction to the Swiss VET system combined with field visits in companies, professional associations, vocational training centres, career guidance offices and state representatives.
At SFUVET, Zollikofen:
Welcome and presentation of the Swiss education system
Visiting a vocational training center
Visiting a large Swiss company
|Visiting a state representative involved in the monitoring of apprentices|
Visiting a major organisation
Visiting a Career guidance and information centre
Visiting a major career & education event
At SFUVET, Zollikofen:
Debriefing and conclusion
*The order of visit remains subject to change
The learning opportunities of this course allow to develop the following competences:
Having an overview of the Swiss VET system;
Knowing all the key actors for Swiss success;
Understanding how Swiss VET operates, including experiencing the reality of apprenticeships;
Reflecting on the possibilities of adaptation.
The course is open to anyone wishing to become familiar with the Swiss Vocational Education and Training (VET) system.
Each participant will receive a certificate of participation if s/he accomplishes at least 80 percent presence.
A 90-hour certificate is also possible for participants who wish to do so. To obtain this certificate, the participant must complete a written assignment coordinated by the Senior Lecturer.
The cost of the course is CHF 900*.
In order to obtain the 90-hour certificate, an additional CHF 300 is required for a total of CHF 1200.
*Costs cover course preparation, implementation, certificates and training materials. Furthermore study visits within the programme of the course. Cost of travel between the participant's home country and the course venue and accommodation is not included.
After successful registration candidates will receive a confirmation and an invoice issued by SFUVET. Participation is guaranteed after full payment of the fees. Cancellation of participation 30 days or more prior to the start date of the course: No penalty. For cancellation 30 days or less prior to the start date of the course 100 percent of the course price is due.