Educational and vocational training IeFP
IeFP courses, or Istruzione e Formazione Professionale in Italian, are another type of higher education. These schools are very similar to technical and professional institutions because they prepare students at the professional level.
The IeFP courses, however, are managed by the Regions and are a bit shorter as they last 3 or 4 years, depending on the course and location. To enroll, you must have obtained the high school, or scuola media, licenza media.
IeFP courses also last from September to June, for 5 or 6 days a week.
Here, students learn basic subjects, such as language, mathematics, and history, but they also get a lot of practical training. IeFP courses include many workshops and periods of experience or internships at local businesses to learn by working. In this way, students gain professional experience during the study period
- Clothing worker
- Footwear worker
- Chemical production worker
- Electronic worker
- Thermo-hydraulic plant worker
- Boat assembly and maintenance
- Motor vehicle repairs
- Mechanical worker
- Promotional and reception services
- Secretarial and administration
- Sales and service
- Logistics and service systems
- Agri-food processing worker
- Agricultural worker
- Marine worker
- Electronic technician
- Graphic technician
- Engineer repair
- Management and maintenance of automated systems
- Industrial automation
- Enterprise services
- Agricultural work
- Tourism, sports, and leisure
- Thermal systems
- Promotion and reception services
- Agro-food processing technician
It is possible to register online for IeFP courses too at training centers (Centri di formazione professionale) accredited by the Regions that adhere to the online registration system.
It is possible to register online for these regions: Piemonte, Lombardia, Veneto, Liguria, Lazio, Molise, Sicilia, Toscana, and Sardegna.
If it is not possible for you to register online for an IeFP course, you can contact the school of your interest directly for more information, by visiting in person, by calling, or through their website if available.