Vocational educations consist of a basic and
a main programme and takes between 1½ and 5 years
The basic course is flexible in duration and depends on the
individual student's prior qualifications and ambitions. The length
of a basic course is between 20 to 40 weeks.
Thie basic course is followed by the main course or
VET-programme, which is based on an alternating principle. This
typically takes 3 - 3½ years, but can be shorter or longer for
certain programmes (from 1½ and up to 5 years).
The student must enter into a training agreement with a company
approved by the social partners (a confederation of representatives
of employers and employees) in order to accomplish the main
programme. The agreement can cover all or parts of the basic
course, but is compulsory for the main course.
Students can also accomplish the education having a work
contract with a company abroad. The company should then be approved
by the school.
Students can combine VET and general upper
secondary qualification in EUX
The national structure for vocational educations
Nationally the basic programmes are gathered in 12 vocational
clusters leading to the related vocational programmes.
The basic programmes gives access to around 111 vocational
education and training programmes, each of which can lead to
a number of vocational specialisations.
AARHUS TECH provides 9 of the 12 national clusters and around 35
of the related vocational programmes and their respective
- Motor vehicle, aircraft and other means of transportation
- Building and construction
- Construction and user service
- Body and style
- Human food
- Media production
- Production and development
- Electricity, management and IT
- Transport and logistics
You can find more information about the danish vocational
education and training system at
Ministry of Education