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What do you know about the difference between specialization in general studies and vocational education?

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  • Which statements do you think are suitable?
  • Read the explanations! Perhaps you can learn something new?

10th grade


Velg kursretning

  • Studieforberedende
  • Yrkesfaglig

General studies lead to university admissions certification


Upper secondary level 1 at school

Upper secondary level 2 at school


Upper secondary level 3 at school


Higher education at colleges/universities


Supplementary programme for general university admissions certification


Vocational education leads to vocational competence (with or without a trade or journeyman’s certificate)


Upper secondary level 1 at school


Upper secondary level 2 at school


Velg VG3 retning

  • Upper secondary level 3 at school


  • Supplementary programme for general university admissions certification


  • In-service training at a training establishment


Upper secondary level 3 at school


Supplementary programme for general university admissions certification


In-service training at a training establishment


Profession and employment or tertiary vocational education


1st year


2nd year


3rd year


4th year


 
Tip
You get training in how to exercise a vocation and can go straight into working life
There are many typically "reading subjects"
You can become an apprentice and get the last part of your training in an enterprise
It is possible to get some pay during the training period
Prepares you for further education at a University College or a University
You can choose to take a supplementary year that gives you general university admissions certification, so that you may apply for admission to higher education
You have the opportunity to choose the subjects required for admission to study programmes for sciences
You will have a lot of practical work experience during your training
Allows for further education at a tertiary education college

Now you know a little more about the differences between vocational education and specialization in general studies. Perhaps you have a feeling about what suits you?

  • There are 5 programmes for general studies and 8 vocational education programmes to choose among.
  • Which education programme is suitable for you?