In Nepal, secondary vocational education is part of Technical Education and Vocational Training (TVET). The Council for Technical Education and Vocational Education (CTVET) checks the TVET study programmes and educational institutions.

Types of study programmes

There are 3 types of TVET study programmes:

  • Short-term programmes. These study programmes take a number of days, weeks or months to complete. Usually, there are no admission requirements, so anyone can apply.
  • Pre-Diploma programmes. These study programmes have a duration of 1½ to 2 years and usually lead to a Technical School Leaving Certificate (TSLC). These programmes are intended for:
    • students who have only completed primary education (‘Grade 8 Pass’); or
    • students who did not pass the final exams of lower secondary education (‘SLC/SEE appeared’).
  • Diploma programmes. These study programmes usually take 3 years to complete and lead to a Diploma in a specific field of study. To be admitted, students need to have passed the final exams of lower secondary education (‘SLC/SEE pass’). In some cases the Technical School Leaving Certificate may be sufficient for admission (‘TSLC pass’).

Types of educational institutions

On the CTVET website, you can find an overview of recognised CTVET instutions.

Want to know more?

Do you have any questions about secondary vocational education in Nepal? Please contact the SBB. The SBB compares foreign secondary vocational education qualifications for people looking for work.