Educational and vocational training – IeFP

IeFP are education and vocational training schools that are managed directly by the Regions. These schools prepare you to carry out a specific profession. So these are schools where many practical activities and workshops are done. Read how many IeFP courses exist and how you can enroll.

IeFP courses, or Istruzione e Formazione Professionale in italian, are another type of secondary education. These schools are very similar to technical and vocational schools because they prepare students on a professional level.

The IeFP courses, however, are managed by the Regions and are a little shorter as they last 3 or 4 years, depending on the course and location. To enroll, you must have obtained the licenza media at the end of middle school, or scuola media.

The IeFP courses also last from September to June, for 5 or 6 days a week.

Here, students learn basic subjects, such as language, math and history, but they also get a lot of hands-on training. IeFP courses include many workshops and internships at local businesses to learn while working. This way, students gain professional experience during the study period.

  1. Clothing worker
  2. Footwear worker
  3. Chemical production worker
  4. Builder
  5. Electrician
  6. Electronic worker
  7. Graphics
  8. Thermo-hydraulic plant worker
  9. Artist
  10. Carpenter
  11. Boat assembly and maintenance
  12. Motor vehicle repairs
  13. Mechanical worker
  14. Beautician
  15. Catering
  16. Promotional and reception services
  17. Secretarial and administration
  18. Sales and service
  19. Logistics and service systems
  20. Agri-food processing worker
  21. Agricultural worker
  22. Marine worker

  1. Builder
  2. Electrician
  3. Electronic technician
  4. Graphic technician
  5. Artist
  6. Carpenter
  7. Engineer repair
  8. Management and maintenance of automated systems
  9. Industrial automation
  10. Beautician
  11. Catering
  12. Enterprise services
  13. Sales
  14. Agricultural work
  15. Tourism, sports, and leisure
  16. Clothing
  17. Hairstylist
  18. Cooking
  19. Thermal systems
  20. Promotion and reception services
  21. 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.

Vocational schools and IeFP courses are very similar. Both are chosen by students who usually plan to start working after finishing these schools.

Vocational schools are run by the government and, therefore, they are organized in the same way at the national level. These schools last 5 years and at the end of the fifth year, students who pass the exam obtain a Diploma. Students who want to continue studying can continue their studies at the university.

IeFP courses are not managed by the state, but by the regions. The courses last 3 or 4 years, depending on the study area that the student chooses.
Training in IeFP courses is even more practical than in vocational schools. For IeFP courses, there are more laboratory and workshop hours and fewer theory hours. 

At the end of their studies, students obtain a professional qualification or a technical Diploma depending on the course. After an IeFP course, you cannot enroll at the university, but if you want to continue studying you must first go to istituti tecnici or istituti professionali.

 

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