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Vocational Education and Training in Norway

Model for painters

The standard model for vocational education and training at upper secondary level is often called the 2+2-model. This refers to the division of the standard four year programme into two years school-based training followed by two years enterprise-based training which corresponds to one year in school. The model carries a certain degree of flexibility depending on the different programmes.

Facts about Norway

324 000 km2

4 700 000 Inhabitants, 16 Inhabitants per km2 and the country consists of 19 counties

477 237 Enterprises
  • 0-9 employees: 432 174 (90.6%)
  • 10-49 employees: 38 036 (8%)
  • 50-249 employees: 6 432 (1.3%)
  • 250 employees or more: 595 (0.1%)

2.8% unemployment

Average monthly pay (2006) in NOK:
  • 33 100 (men)
  • 28 700 (women)

187 314 pupils enrolled in upper secondary in 2006-2007:
  • 52% applied to a vocational educational programme in 2006