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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.4 code 8522


  • Section: P - Education
  • Division: 85 - Education
  • Group: 852 - Secondary education
  • Class: 8522 - Technical and vocational secondary education

Explanatory note

This class includes education typically emphasizing subject-matter specialization and instruction in both theoretical background and practical skills generally associated with present or prospective employment. The aim of a programme can vary from preparation for a general field of employment to a very specific job. Instruction may be provided in diverse settings, such as the unit's or client's training facilities, educational institutions, the workplace, or the home, and through correspondence, television, Internet, or other means.

This class includes:
- technical and vocational education below the level of higher education as defined in 853

This class also includes:
- instruction for tourist guides
- instruction for chefs, hoteliers and restaurateurs
- special education for handicapped students at this level
- cosmetology and barber schools
- computer repair training
- driving schools for occupational drivers e.g. of trucks, buses, coaches

This class excludes:
- technical and vocational education at post-secondary and university levels, see 8530
- adult education as defined in group 854
- performing art instruction for recreation, hobby and self-development purposes, see 8542
- automobile driving schools not intended for occupational drivers, see 8549
- job training forming part of social work activities without accommodation, see 8810, 8890

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