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Slovakia:Organisation of Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

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Overview Slovakia

Contents

Slovakia:Political, Social and Economic Background and Trends

Slovakia:Historical Development

Slovakia:Main Executive and Legislative Bodies

Slovakia:Population: Demographic Situation, Languages and Religions

Slovakia:Political and Economic Situation

Slovakia:Organisation and Governance

Slovakia:Fundamental Principles and National Policies

Slovakia:Lifelong Learning Strategy

Slovakia:Organisation of the Education System and of its Structure

Slovakia:Organisation of Private Education

Slovakia:National Qualifications Framework

Slovakia:Administration and Governance at Central and/or Regional Level

Slovakia:Administration and Governance at Local and/or Institutional Level

Slovakia:Statistics on Organisation and Governance

Slovakia:Funding in Education

Slovakia:Early Childhood and School Education Funding

Slovakia:Higher Education Funding

Slovakia:Adult Education and Training Funding

Slovakia:Early Childhood Education and Care

Slovakia:Organisation of Programmes for Children under 2-3 years

Slovakia:Teaching and Learning in Programmes for Children under 2-3 years

Slovakia:Assessment in Programmes for Children under 2-3 years

Slovakia:Organisation of Programmes for Children over 2-3 years

Slovakia:Teaching and Learning in Programmes for Children over 2-3 years

Slovakia:Assessment in Programmes for Children over 2-3 years

Slovakia:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Early Childhood Education and Care

Slovakia:Single Structure Education (Integrated Primary and Lower Secondary Education)

Slovakia:Organisation of Single Structure Education

Slovakia:Teaching and Learning in Single Structure Education

Slovakia:Assessment in Single Structure Education

Slovakia:Organisational Variations and Alternative Structures in Single Structure Education

Slovakia:Upper Secondary and Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Slovakia:Organisation of Upper Secondary Education

Slovakia:Teaching and Learning in Upper Secondary Education

Slovakia:Assessment in Upper Secondary Education

Slovakia:Organisation of Vocational and Technical Upper Secondary Education

Slovakia:Teaching and Learning in Vocational and Technical Upper Secondary Education

Slovakia:Assessment in Vocational and Technical Upper Secondary Education

Slovakia:Organisation of Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Slovakia:Teaching and Learning in Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Slovakia:Assessment in Post-Secondary Non-Tertiary Education

Slovakia:Higher Education

Slovakia:Types of Higher Education Institutions

Slovakia:First Cycle Programmes

Slovakia:Bachelor

Slovakia:Short-Cycle Higher Education

Slovakia:Second Cycle Programmes

Slovakia:Programmes outside the Bachelor and Master Structure

Slovakia:Third Cycle (PhD) Programmes

Slovakia:Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Distribution of Responsibilities

Slovakia:Developments and Current Policy Priorities

Slovakia:Main Providers

Slovakia:Main Types of Provision

Slovakia:Validation of Non-formal and Informal Learning

Slovakia:Teachers and Education Staff

Slovakia:Initial Education for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Conditions of Service for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Initial Education for Academic Staff in Higher Education

Slovakia:Conditions of Service for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Slovakia:Continuing Professional Development for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Slovakia:Initial Education for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Conditions of Service for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Management and Other Education Staff

Slovakia:Management Staff for Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Staff Involved in Monitoring Educational Quality for Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Education Staff Responsible for Guidance in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Other Education Staff or Staff Working with Schools

Slovakia:Management Staff for Higher Education

Slovakia:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Higher Education

Slovakia:Management Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Quality Assurance

Slovakia:Quality Assurance in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Slovakia:Quality Assurance in Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Educational Support and Guidance

Slovakia:Special Education Needs Provision within Mainstream Education

Slovakia:Separate Special Education Needs Provision in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Support Measures for Learners in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Guidance and Counselling in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Support Measures for Learners in Higher Education

Slovakia:Guidance and Counselling in Higher Education

Slovakia:Support Measures for Learners in Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Guidance and Counselling in a Lifelong Learning Approach

Slovakia:Mobility and Internationalisation

Slovakia:Mobility in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Mobility in Higher Education

Slovakia:Mobility in Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Early Childhood and School Education

Slovakia:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Higher Education

Slovakia:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Adult Education and Training

Slovakia:Bilateral Agreements and Worldwide Cooperation

Slovakia:Ongoing Reforms and Policy Developments

Slovakia:National Reforms in Early Childhood Education and Care

Slovakia:National Reforms in School Education

Slovakia:National Reforms in Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning

Slovakia:National Reforms in Higher Education

Slovakia:National Reforms related to Transversal Skills and Employability

Slovakia:European Perspective

Slovakia:Legislation

Slovakia:Institutions

Slovakia:Glossary

Types of Institutions

The interlinked forms of vocational and technical education are

  • follow-up education
  • postsecondary non-tertiary education.


Follow-up Education

The extension courses are organised in the fields of study in vocational secondary schools which are interlinked to the proceeding vocational education and training in a relative field of study completed by the vocational secondary education and are finished by a secondary school-leaving examination.

The extension courses provide for a higher level of general and widely profiled vocational education and training by which the pupils
improve their knowledge for qualified pursuit of their profession and are specialised for execution of some technical-economic activities of operational nature,
are being prepared for the continuing education.


Postsecondary Non-Tertiary Education

Postsecondary non-tertiary education is organised in vocational secondary schools with the purpose of improving and deepening their qualification for pursuit of profession of working activities.

Vocational secondary schools may organise postsecondary study in educational  programmes designed for those who have received in previous education the vocational secondary education completed with school-leaving examination or secondary general education completed with school-leaving examination.

Postsecondary non-tertiary study is divided as follows

  • improvement study or innovation study, in which the pupils improve or innovate their knowledge and skills in already completed study field at vocational secondary school; the study is to be completed by final postsecondary examination,
  • qualification study, in which the pupils achieve special qualification in a field of  education different from that in which they took the secondary school-leaving examination; the study is to be completed by a special part of the secondary school-leaving examination (hereinafter referred to as “vocational component“), which were not a part of the previously completed school-leaving examination.


Geographical Accessibility

For more details see the chapter Organisation of Vocational and Technical Upper Secondary Education.


Admission Requirements and Choice of School

The postsecondary education in secondary schools is a subject of application for school-leavers of secondary schools with the school-leaving certificate. They may choose from among the fields of economic, technical, artistic or medical orientations. According to the field chosen the study takes two to three years to be finished by a final postsecondary examination, a special part of the school-leaving examination or by a graduate examination.

The extension courses are organised in the fields of education of vocational secondary schools which are linked to proceeding vocational and technical education and training in a relative field of education completed by vocational secondary education and it is finished by a secondary school-leaving examination.

The extension courses provide a higher level of general and widely profiled vocational education and training by which the pupils

  • improve their knowledge for a qualified pursuit of profession and specialise in pursuit of some technical and economic activities of an operational nature,
  • prepare themselves for continuing education.


Age Levels and Grouping Pupils

Typical age of pupils in post-secondary education, non-tertiary education is 19 – 20 years.


Organisation of the School Year

The postsecondary study is organised as a full-time study, part-time study or as a combined study.

The extension courses take at least two years. The study is organised as a full-time study, part-time study or a combined study and it is completed by a secondary school-leaving examination.

Both the extension courses and postsecondary study are carried out in secondary schools. For more details see the chapter Organisation of Vocational and Technical Upper Secondary Education


Organisation of the School Day and Week

For more details see the chapter Organisation of Vocational and Technical Upper Secondary Education.