Czech Republic - The development of a new set of final examinations to meet the needs of the labour market

From 2005 to 2015, the Czech Republic reformed the final examination system used for the three-year VET programmes. The main objectives of the reform were to:

  • ensure that graduates in the same field of VET in different schools had similar knowledge and skills;
  • improve the VET graduates’ preparedness for practice and employment;
  • raise the status and prestige of the three-year VET programme.

Since the start of the 2014 school year, the new arrangements for the final examination have been included in legislation and have been obligatory for all schools providing three year VET programmes leading to a vocational certificate. This means that VET schools are required to use a set of uniform assignments during the final examinations. These uniform assignments for each VET programme are prepared every year by the National Institute for Education in cooperation with teachers in VET schools and experts from the labour market.

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National Institute for Education
Weilova 1271/6, 102 00 Prague, Czech Republic

This case study was prepared in 2017 as part of the work on EQAVET+ organised by the EQAVET Network.

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