Facts and Figures

Swiss VPET system

Vocational education and training (VET) is provided at upper-secondary level. Professional education is provided at tertiary level. Both VET and professional education use clearly defined training plans and national qualification procedures. They are also characterised by a high degree of permeability: the ability to pursue subsequent education and training opportunities, switch between vocational/professional pathways and general education/university pathwaysand change the course of their working lives. The Swiss VPET system offers a broad selection of available training options. Courses cater to different abilities and are geared to the needs of different age groups. A wide range of job-related continuing education and training (CET) courses can also be found at all levels.

Folie: Swiss VPET system

Click on the slide for a larger view

Folie: Vocational education and training (VET)

Click on the slide for a larger view


Brochure «Facts and Figures - Vocational and Professional Education and Training in Switzerland»

The SERI brochure can be downloaded or ordered free of charge from the berufsbildungplus.ch website:
Order/download brochure

Completion rates for 2021

At the beginning of 2023, the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SEFRI) decided not to republish the «Facts & Figures» brochure in its usual form. 

For this reason, the 2022 version will continue to be used until 2024, when the new concept has been developed.

Complete set of slides

The charts in the SERI brochure have been compiled into a set of slides, which can very easily be included in presentations.

Download and print high-quality slides (394 KB)