Understanding the Swiss VET system from the inside

The aim of this course is to provide an insight into the functioning of Swiss Vocational Education and Training (VET) with a particular focus on initial VET.

International VET Consultant

Course Description

Date & Format

The course will take place from 12 to 15 September 2023 in face-to-face format, including one day at the BAM event (a platform for career choice & training). The format of this course includes numerous visits (see "On tour" in the programme below) which will take place in the canton of Berne.


Please note that we reserve the right to:

  • amend or cancel courses*
  • change or amend course structure or content


*For cancelled courses, the participants will be given at least two months' notice with an option of transferring to the next course date or having a full refund of the fees.


English with a minimum level of B2

Weekly course programme

The learning opportunities of this course allow to develop the following competences:

  • Having an overview of the Swiss VET system;

  • Knowing all the key actors for Swiss success;

  • Understanding how Swiss VET operates, including experiencing the reality of apprenticeships;

  • Reflecting on the possibilities of adaptation. 

Target Group

The course is open to anyone wishing to become familiar with the Swiss Vocational Education and Training (VET) system.


Each participant will receive a certificate of participation if s/he accomplishes at least 80 percent presence. 

A 90-hour certificate is also possible for participants who wish to do so. To obtain this certificate, the participant must complete a written assignment coordinated by the Senior Lecturer.



The cost of the course is CHF 900*

In order to obtain the 90-hour certificate, an additional CHF 300 is required for a total of CHF 1200.


*Costs cover course preparation, implementation, certificates and training materials. Furthermore study visits within the programme of the course. Cost of travel between the participant's home country and the course venue and accommodation is not included.


Conditions for participation

After successful registration candidates will receive a confirmation and an invoice issued by SFUVET. Participation is guaranteed after full payment of the fees. Cancellation of participation 30 days or more prior to the start date of the course: No penalty. For cancellation 30 days or less prior to the start date of the course 100 percent of the course price is due.