Adult Education and Training Courses (AET) are flexible training paths, of variable duration, specifically aimed at adults, which enable the development of social, scientific and professional skills necessary for the exercise of a professional activity, whilst, simultaneously the basic or upper-secondary level of education is obtained (Ordinance No. 86/2022, of 4th February).
The duration of Adult Education and Training Courses varies according to the level of certification and these courses are organised into different types of training paths: basic education, upper-secondary education, double certification or paths related to the development of professional competences.
The curriculum structure of Adult Education and Training Courses may include the following training components:
Adult Education and Training Courses may be the path indicated for those who are 18 years of age or older and wish to obtain basic education (4th, 6th or 9th year of schooling) or upper-secondary education (12th year of schooling) or want to obtain a professional certification.
These courses also allow to respond to the specific qualification needs of adults with low and very low qualifications, namely without basic education, illiterate or with very insufficient literacy levels.
What is the certification?
Completion of an Adult Education and Training Course enables the obtainment of a basic education certification (4th, 6th or 9th year of schooling) or an upper-secondary education certification (12th year of schooling), a professional certification or both (in this case, it is called a double certification), and it confers level 1, 2, 3 or 4 of qualification of the National Qualifications Framework – Ordinance No. 782/2009, of 23rd July.
Adult Education and Training Courses may function in:
Consult the available courses and training entities here.
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