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Belgium-Flemish-Community:Assessment in Vocational Secondary Education

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Belgium-Flemish-Community:Political, Social and Economic Background and Trends

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Belgium-Flemish-Community:Fundamental Principles and National Policies

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Lifelong Learning Strategy

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Organisation of the Education System and of its Structure

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Organisation of Private Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:National Qualifications Framework

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Administration and Governance at Central and/or Regional Level

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Administration and Governance at Local and/or Institutional Level

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Statistics on Organisation and Governance

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Funding in Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Early Childhood and School Education Funding

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Higher Education Funding

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Adult Education and Training Funding

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Early Childhood Education and Care

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Organisation of Childcare

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Teaching and Learning in Childcare

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Assessment in Childcare

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Organisation of Pre-Primary Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Teaching and Learning in Pre-Primary Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Assessment in Pre-Primary Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Early Childhood Education and Care

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Primary Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Organisation of Primary Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Teaching and Learning in Primary Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Assessment in Primary Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Primary Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Secondary and Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Organisation of the First Stage of Secondary Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Teaching and Learning in the First Stage of Secondary Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Assessment in the First Stage of Secondary Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Organisation of the Second and Third Stage of Secondary Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Teaching and Learning in the Second and Third Stage of Secondary Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Assessment in the Second and Third Stage of Secondary Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Organisation of Vocational Secondary Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Teaching and Learning in Vocational Secondary Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Assessment in Vocational Secondary Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Organisation of secondary-after-secondary education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Teaching and learning in secondary-after-secondary education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Assessment in secondary-after-secondary education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Higher Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Types of Higher Education Institutions

Belgium-Flemish-Community:First Cycle Programmes

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Bachelor

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Short-Cycle Higher Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Second Cycle Programmes

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Programmes outside the Bachelor and Master Structure

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Third Cycle (PhD) Programmes

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Adult Education and Training

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Distribution of Responsibilities

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Developments and Current Policy Priorities

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Main Providers

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Main Types of Provision

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Validation of Non-formal and Informal Learning

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Teachers and Education Staff

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Initial Education for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Conditions of Service for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Initial Education for Academic Staff in Higher Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Conditions of Service for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Continuing Professional Development for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Initial Education for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Conditions of Service for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Management and Other Education Staff

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Management Staff for Early Childhood and School Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Staff Involved in Monitoring Educational Quality for Early Childhood and School Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Education Staff Responsible for Guidance in Early Childhood and School Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Other Education Staff or Staff Working with Schools

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Management Staff for Higher Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Higher Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Management Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Quality Assurance

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Quality Assurance in Early Childhood and School Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Quality Assurance in Adult Education and Training

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Educational Support and Guidance

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Special Education Needs Provision within Mainstream Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Separate Special Education Needs Provision in Early Childhood and School Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Support Measures for Learners in Early Childhood and School Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Guidance and Counselling in Early Childhood and School Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Support Measures for Learners in Higher Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Guidance and Counselling in Higher Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Support Measures for Learners in Adult Education and Training

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Guidance and Counselling in a Lifelong Learning Approach

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Mobility and Internationalisation

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Mobility in Early Childhood and School Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Mobility in Higher Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Mobility in Adult Education and Training

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Early Childhood and School Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Higher Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Adult Education and Training

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Bilateral Agreements and Worldwide Cooperation

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Ongoing Reforms and Policy Developments

Belgium-Flemish-Community:National Reforms in Early Childhood Education and Care

Belgium-Flemish-Community:National Reforms in School Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:National Reforms in Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning

Belgium-Flemish-Community:National Reforms in Higher Education

Belgium-Flemish-Community:National Reforms related to Transversal Skills and Employability

Belgium-Flemish-Community:European Perspective

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Legislation

Belgium-Flemish-Community:Glossary

Assessment of pupils

Fulltime vocational secondary education

See first stage.

Part-time vocational secondary education

In part-time vocational secondary education (pvse) the class council, appointed by the centre administration, decides whether a youngster has passed a programme or a module. The class council determines the form in which the youngster will be individually assessed and examines here whether he has to a sufficient degree reached the objectives of the programme or module in order to grant a certificate which is recognized by the Flemish Community. 

When taking the assessment decisions data from the file of the youngster are taken into account, and in particular the evaluation of the youngster during the school year.

In case of a dispute the youngster can turn to an appeals board organized by the centre administration.

Part-time training

In an individual developmental pathway a case consultation is organized at least every two months to evaluate the pathway of the youngster. Present are a staff-member of the Pupil Guidance Centre, the Centre for Part-time Training and a pathway guidance officer of the Centre for Part-time vocational secondary Education. 

The system of apprenticeships

In an apprenticeship the general training is assess on the basis of permanent evaluation. The practical and vocational training are assessed by programme year by:

  • a permanent evaluation
  • an assessment by the mentor on the shop floor
  • practical tests

Re-examination during the same year is possible in case a pupil did not pass the examination of general training. SYNTRA decides whether a pupil who did not pass the exam of vocational training can resit the exam in the same year. Repeating a practical test is only possible in the next course year.

Progression of pupils

Fulltime vocational seconary education

See first stage.

Part-time vocational secondary education

See assessment of pupils.

Part-time training

See assessment of pupils.

The system of apprenticeships

Learning pathway guidance officers determine and guide the training pathway and the pathway on general education from the pupils bound by the agreement. This takes place on the basis of intake and screening. They also guide the employers.

The learning pathway guidance officer, the teachers of general and vocational training, the principle of the centre or his representative, members of staff of the Pupil Guidance Centre and the pedagogical advisor of SYNTRA Flanders together form a guidance team. This team follows the progress of the pupils during their apprenticeship. Every week care teams are organized to respond to the immediate questions and needs of pupils.  

Complaints and appeal procedures over the results and organisation of the exams can turn to a specific appeals board. Complaints about the enterprises are dealt with by the Flemish Partnership or the sectoral partnerships on dual learning.

Certification

Fulltime vocational secondary education

In the second grade of the third stage of vocational secondary education a certificate is granted. This is a final qualification which grants access to the labour market, but not a Secondary Education Certificate. In order to obtain the Secondary Education Certificate as a final qualification a contiguous third grade with a package of general education must be followed. Vocational students must in other words engage an extra year in secondary education in order to be granted access to higher education.

Preparatory pathways and bridging projects

The responsible organiser of a preparatory pathway or a bridging project grants to a youngster who has followed a preparatory pathway or a bridging project a certificate of acquired competences. In combination with the study ratification part-time vocational secondary education this is a form of a portfolio for the youngster.

Part-time vocational secondary education

In part-time vocational secondary education the following certificates are possible:

  • Certificate of acquired competences: in case the youngster has not successfully followed a module of a modular programme or has not successfully completed a non-modular programme.
  • Course certificate: in case the youngster has successfully followed a module of a modular programme
  • Certificate: in case a youngster has successfully followed a modular or non-modular programme. A certificate of exemption for one or more modules of a modular programme is regarded equivalent to the course certificates for the modules in question, without the youngster physically receiving these course certificates.
  • Certificate of the second stage of secondary education: in case the youngster has
    • obtained at least one certificate and
    • has reached to a sufficient degree the targets of the teaching plan and has thus complied with the whole of the training, and
    • with the exception of the first stage has at least spent two school years in secondary education or in the system of apprenticeships.
  • Certificate of the second grade of the third stage of secondary education: in case the youngster has
    • obtained at least one certificate and
    • has reached to a sufficient degree the targets of the teaching plan and has thus complied with the whole of the training, and
    • with the exception of the first stage has at least spent four school years in secondary education or in the system of apprenticeships.
  • Secondary Education Certificate: in case the youngster has
    • obtained the certificate of the second stage of secondary education, 
    • obtained at least one certificate and
    • has reached to a sufficient degree the targets of the teaching plan and has thus complied with the whole of the training, and
    • with the exception of the first stage has at least spent five school years in secondary education or in the system of apprenticeships.
  • Certificates on the basic knowledge of business administration: in case the youngster has
    • with the exception of the first stage spent at least four school years in secondary education or in the system of apprenticeships.
    • complied with the conditions from basic knowledge of business administration

Part-time training

A youngster who has followed an individual developmental pathway is granted by the Centre for Part-Time Training a certificate of acquired competences within an individual developmental pathway. The certificate mentions in detail the steps of the individual developmental pathway which have been followed with success.

The system of apprenticeships

In the system of apprenticeships the following certificates are possible:

  • Attestation: in case the pupil has followed and passed one or more training years.
  • Certificate: in case the pupil has successfully followed a programme.  
  • Certificate of apprenticeship: in case a pupil has successfully followed all programmes of a programme pathway.
  • Certificate of the second stage of secondary education: in case the pupil has
    • obtained at least one certificate;
    • has followed at least two school years of secondary education or apprenticeship after the first stage of secondary education;
    • has reached to a sufficient degree the targets of the teaching plan and has thus complied with the whole of the training.
  • Certificate of the second grade of the third stage of secondary education: in case the youngster has
    • obtained at least one certificate and
    • has reached to a sufficient degree the targets of the teaching plan and has thus complied with the whole of the training, and
    • with the exception of the first stage has at least spent four school years in secondary education or in the system of apprenticeships.
  • Secondary Education Certificate: in case the youngster has
    • obtained the certificate of the second stage of secondary education, 
    • obtained at least one certificate and
    • has reached to a sufficient degree the targets of the teaching plan and has thus complied with the whole of the training, and
    • with the exception of the first stage has at least spent five school years in secondary education or in the system of apprenticeships.
  • Certificates on the basic knowledge of business administration: in case the youngster has
    • with the exception of the first stage spent at least four school years in secondary education or in the system of apprenticeships.
    • complied with the conditions from basic knowledge of business administration.