Vocational education provide vocational schools (profesinė mokykla), vocational education centres (profesinio mokymo centras), labour market training centre (darbo rinkos mokymo centras), agricultural school (žemės ūkio mokykla), trade school(prekybos mokykla) or other institutions which have the right to provide vocational education. The names of those institutions may vary.
Vocational school courses end in a final examination (theoretical and practical) which varies in content according to the curriculum. Students can be awarded the vocational qualifying certificate (Kvalifikacijos pažymėjimas) or the vocational education andtraining diploma (Profesinio mokymo diplomas). The vocational qualifying certificate andthe vocational education and training diploma each grant the student access to an occupation.
Pupils who, in conjunction with the vocational training curriculum, have also completedthe lSE curriculum are granted basic school leaving certificates and those who have also completed the secondary education curriculum and passed Final maturaexaminations are granted Maturity certificates, which grant the student access to higher education institutions.
Vocational qualifying certificate (Kvalifikacijos pažymėjimas) may be issued for students who have completed a vocational school (Profesinė mokykla) but have notcompleted basic scool or for students who have completed post-secondary vocational schools. In all other cases the vocational education and training diploma (Profesinio mokymo diplomas) is issued.
The qualifications awarded after the completion of vocational schools may vary depending on the study programme curriculum. As an examples could be:Environmental protection worker, The painter, Builder, Plumber, Construction finisher, Interior decorator, Bread products baker, Food preparation employee and others.
(Vocational qualifying certificate)
|14-16 years of age||depending onthe study programme curriculum|
Profesinio mokymo diplomas
(’Vocational education and training diploma) and Pagrindines Mokyklos Baigimo Pazymejimas (basic school-leaving certificate) or Brandos Attestatas (Maturity certificate)
|16/17-18/19 years of age||depending on the study programme curriculum|
(vocational qualifying certificate)
|Adulttraining||depending onthe study programme curriculum|
- The list of vocational study programmes and institutions: http://www.aikos.smm.lt
- Qualifications and vocational education and training development centre:http://www.kpmpc.lt