Secondary education
Group Number: 852

This group includes the provision of general secondary and technical and vocational secondary education.

Available Business Activities:
Technical and vocational secondary education
Activity Number: 8522

This class includes :

  • Education typically emphasizing subject-matter specialization and instruction in both theoretical background and practical skills generally associated with present or prospective employment.
  • The aim of a programme can vary from preparation for a general field of employment to a very specific job. Instruction may be provided in diverse settings, such as the unit’s or client’s training facilities, educational institutions, the workplace, or the home, and through correspondence, television, Internet, or other means.
  • This class includes:
    • Technical and vocational education below the level of higher education as defined in 853
  • This class also includes:
    • Instruction for tourist guides
    • Instruction for chefs, hoteliers and restaurateurs
    • Special education for handicapped students at this level
    • Cosmetology and barber schools
    • Computer repair training
    • Driving schools for occupational drivers e.g. of trucks, buses, coaches
  • This class excludes:
    • Technical and vocational education at post-secondary and university levels, see 8530
    • Adult education as defined in group 854
    • Performing art instruction for recreation, hobby and self-development purposes, see 8542
    • Automobile driving schools not intended for occupational drivers, see 8549
    • Job training forming part of social work activities without accommodation, see 8810, 8890
General secondary education
Activity Number: 8521

This class includes provision of the type of education that lays the foundation for lifelong learning and human development and is capable of furthering education opportunities. Such units provide programmes that are usually on a more subject-oriented pattern using more specialized teachers, and more often employ several teachers conducting classes in their field of specialization. Education can be provided in classrooms or through r adio, television broadcast, Internet, correspondence or at home.

Subject specialization at this level often begins to have some influence even on the educational experience of those pursuing a general programme. Such programmes are designated to qualify students either for technical and vocational education or for entrance to higher education without any special subject prerequisite.

This class includes:

  • General school education in the first stage of the secondary level corresponding more or less to the period of compulsory school attendance
  • General school education in the second stage of the secondary level giving, in principle, access to higher education

This class also includes:

  • Special education for handicapped students at this level

This class excludes:

  • Adult education as defined in group 854
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