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POST-SECONDARY NON-TERTIARY LEVEL OF EDUCATION (ISCED 4)

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Definition:
Post-secondary non-tertiary education straddles the boundary between upper secondary and post-secondary education from an international point of view, even though it might clearly be considered upper secondary or post-secondary programmes in a national context. Although their content may not be significantly more advanced than upper secondary programmes, they serve to broaden the knowledge of participants who have already gained an upper secondary qualification. The students tend to be older than those enrolled at the upper secondary level.

Source Publication:
Education at a Glance, OECD, Paris, 2002, Glossary
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Cross References:
International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED).

Statistical Theme: Education and training statistics

Created on Thursday, January 30, 2003

Last updated on Wednesday, February 12, 2003