Vocational education and training (VET) in the Dutch education and training system
Education is compulsory in the Netherlands from the ages of five to 16, however, most children start to attend primary school at age four.
While the structure of primary education in the Netherlands is straightforward, the structure of the Dutch secondary education system often seems confusing because of the multiple paths and graduation ages in high school.
Dutch secondary schools are similar to those in most other countries, with one stream to prepare students for vocational training (VMBO), and another to prepare students for university (VWO).
The main difference in the Netherlands is that there is a third, middle, stream in high schools that prepares students to study at universities of applied sciences (HAVO).
- Link to the article: "Primary and secondary education in the Netherlands"
- "Link to the article: "The structure of the Dutch school system
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