There is also vocational education that students follow after secondary school, but which is not part of Polish higher education. The official name of this type of education is post-secondary education.

In post-secondary education students take vocational study programmes of 1 to 2½ years at a szkoła policealna ('school after lyceum'). These study programmes are for students who have completed secondary education but did not attain the maturity certificate, or for students who do not want to continue to higher education.

These programmes can usually be compared to a programme at MBO or HBO level, depending on the duration and content of the study programme.

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