Upper-secondary level

Within the Swiss education system, upper-secondary level is situated between compulsory education and tertiary level. It includes:

Dual-track VET programmes
Two-year VET programmes for the Federal Certificate, three- or four-year VET programmes for the Federal VET Diploma, including preparation for the Federal Vocational Baccalaureate (FVB) as well as transitional options that prepare for a VET programme;

School-based VET programmes
Trade schools, commercial schools

Upper-secondary schools
Baccalaureate schools, specialised schools
Competences vary from one canton to another. In some cases, the same office supervises upper-secondary level education: Office for Upper-Secondary Education and Training (Canton of Bern).