Provision of bridge program between levels of vocational education in the form of full-time and in-service training
The Minister of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs promulgates Circular No. 27/2017/TT-BLDTBXHon provision of bridge program between levels of vocational education.
This Circular deals with provision of bridge program between levels of vocational education in the form of full-time and in-service training, including: provision of the bridge program between elementary level and intermediate level, and between intermediate level and college level.
Applicants for enrolment for the bridge program designed for intermediate level
a) The person that has an elementary certificate, certificate of elementary vocational education with the same discipline/branch and holds a certificate of lower secondary education or higher;
b) The person that has an intermediate education diploma, intermediate vocational education diploma or intermediate professional education diploma wishes to attend the bridge program to have the second intermediate education diploma.
Applicants for enrolment for the bridge program designed for college level
a) The person that has an intermediate education diploma with the same discipline/branch and high school diploma or equivalent;
b) The person that has an intermediate education diploma but is yet to have a high school diploma must ensure that he/she learned and passed the exams with adequate academic body of knowledge for high school students according to regulations of the Ministry of Education and Training;
c) The person that has an associate degree, associate vocational education degree wishes to attend the bridge program to have the second associate degree.
Time and methods of enrolment for and provision of bridge program shall be compliant with the Circular No. 05/2017/TT-BLDTBXH dated March 02, 2017 of the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs on regulations of enrolment and determination of enrollment targets at intermediate and college level.
Apart from the regulations specified in Clauses 1, 2 and 3 of this Article, schools may specify other eligibility requirements to ensure training quality in accordance with regulations of this Circular.
Annual enrolment quota of each discipline/branch according to each education level is specified in the certificate of registration for provision of intermediate and college-level vocational education issued to schools by a competent authority.
The duration of the bridge program shall be determined according to the body of knowledge and skills required for each program according to each level, and training methods and modes.The duration of the year-based bridge program between intermediate and college levels is from 01 (one) to 02 (two) years with regard to the intermediate-level graduate according to his/her discipline/branch. The duration of the module-based bridge program between levels of vocational education is the time the time in which a learner must earn the compulsory number of modules or credits required for each training program. The director of the school shall apply the duration of bridge program to each discipline/branch and learner.