VET System in Croatia

 The Educational system in the Republic of Croatia consists of the following:
    • Preschool education
    • Elementary education
    • Secondary education
    • Higher education
Secondary schools, depending on the type of instruction plan and program they offer, are as follows:
 
1. Gymnasiums (general or specialised) carry out an instructional plan and program of at least four years, at the end of which a pupil receives a secondary school diploma.
2. Vocational or trade schools at the end of which pupils receive a secondary professional degree, and programs of from one to two years, at the end of which pupils receive a basic professional degree.
3. Art schools (music, dance, visual arts and others, defined by the type of instructional plan and program they offer) carry out an instructional plan and program of at least four years, at the end of which a pupil receives a secondary professional degree.*

The current system of vocational education and training in the Republic of Croatia covers 70.9% of the total secondary school population that is 135,930 pupils in 290 schools.
 
The system of regular vocational education for the acquisition of lower and secondary school qualifications according to education programmes is comprised of:
 
  • One-year and two-year programmes of lower professional qualifications in 23 education programmes. The number of pupils who attend such programmes is 1,000, which makes 0.7% of the total number of pupils in vocational education, that is 0.5% of the total secondary school population.
  • Three-year programmes for professions in the industry and trades and crafts in 93 education programmes. Attended by 49,560 pupils, which makes 36.5% of the total number of pupils in vocational education, that is 25.9% of the total secondary school population.
  • Four-year programmes of technical and the like orientation, in 83 education programmes. Attended by 85,370 pupils, which makes 62.8% of the total number of pupils in vocational education, that is 44.5% of the total secondary school population.
Scheme of education system in the Republic of Croatia:



Source of information:
*Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, www.mzos.hr
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