Professional education institutions (PEIs) are an important pathway to a tertiary-level qualification for holders of a federal diploma of vocational education and training

(Last modification 24.08.2020)

Neuch√Ętel, 24.08.2020 - Professional education institutions (PEIs) are an important pathway to a tertiary level certification for holders of a federal VET diploma. Nearly 80% of newly enrolled students at Swiss PEIs were holders of a federal diploma of vocational education and training and 10% were also holders of a federal vocational baccalaureate. Swiss PEIs also offer the possibility of obtaining advanced placement in their study programmes through the recognition of non-formal and informal learning (RNIL). 14% of newly enrolled students have benefitted from this option. Moreover, graduation rates at Swiss PEIs are high. According to a study conducted by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO), over 80% of newly enrolled students obtain their professional qualification.

This press release and further information on this topic can be found on the FSO website (see link below).


Address for enquiries

Julie Falcon, FSO, Education System section, tel.: +41 58 460 51 82, email: julie.falcon@bfs.admin.ch



Publisher

Federal Statistical Office
http://www.statistics.admin.ch

https://www.admin.ch/content/gov/en/start/documentation/media-releases.msg-id-80035.html