Nuffic Glossary

The Nuffic Glossary is a list with explanations of terms used in Dutch education.

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middelbaar beroepsonderwijs (mbo)


vocational education and training (VET)

Alternatively, you can abbreviate this to 'vocational education'. Mbo is also sometimes referred to as 'TVET': Technical and Vocational Education and Training.

Also called secundair beroepsonderwijs. VET training courses are offered at four levels of difficulty:

  1. assistant training (assistentenopleiding);
  2. basic vocational training (basisberoepsopleiding);
  3. vocational training (vakopleiding);
  4. management training (middenkaderopleiding).