Mobility of apprentices in Europe

The European network to promote, implement
and enhance learning mobility for apprentices



The VET training system in Estonia

According to the education and training system in Estonia students are obligated to finish the basic school (the first nine years of training) or attend the basic school until the age of 17, covering 6 years of primary education and 3 years of lower secondary education and the first two years of upper secondary education. Primary and lower secondary education are comprehensive; together they constitute "basic education".

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Basic information about mobility of apprentices in Estonia



Who is concerned?


VET institutions sometimes organise mobility arrangements or student exchanges in the framework of bilateral agreements or professional networks but these tend to be on a much smaller scale. Yet, the experience of bilateral co-operation with the Nordic countries (especially Finland) is a feature of the Estonian VET system. Active co-operation between (vocational) educational institutions has lasted over 10 years and has influenced their development.


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