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Tertiary-type B programmes (ISCED 5B) are typically shorter than those of tertiary-type A and focus on practical, technical or occupational skills for direct entry into the labour market, although some theoretical foundations may be covered in the respective programmes. They have a minimum duration of two years full-time equivalent at the tertiary level.

Source Publication:
Education at a Glance, OECD, Paris, 2002, Glossary

Cross References:
International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED).
Tertiary-type A education (ISCED 5A)

Statistical Theme: Education and training statistics

Created on Thursday, January 30, 2003

Last updated on Thursday, February 13, 2003