The Regional Ministry of Education and Universities will offer 29 new training cycles and 1 new specialisation course for the 2024-2025 academic year

Jun 2, 2024 | Current affairs, Featured, Interview, Portada, Post, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

With the aim of increasing the number of vocational training places, 8 training cycles will be introduced in subsidised centres.

The first phase of the admission process to access a vocational training cycle or a specialisation course opens on 3 June.

TDB keeps you informed. Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram

In the next school year, the entire range of Vocational Training courses will be DUAL.

To meet the new VET offer and the new features of the implementation of the new Law, an increase of approximately 150 teachers is planned.

The Regional Minister of Education and Universities, Antoni Vera, and the Director General of Vocational Training and Educational Planning, Maria Isabel Salas, today presented the vocational training offer for the next academic year 2024/2025.

The councillor indicated that, for the next academic year, a very significant increase in the range of vocational training courses on offer is planned, with 29 new training cycles and one new specialisation course. This will also lead to an increase in the number of students, which in the 2023-2024 academic year will be 19,500.

Of the 29 new training cycles, 5 are at the basic level, 11 at the intermediate level and 13 at the higher level. As a major novelty, it should be noted that 2 are newly created and have never been taught in the Balearic Islands. They are the basic grade training cycle of Arrangement and Repair of Textile and Leather Articles, which will be taught at the IES Josep Maria Quadrado de Ciutadella (Menorca), being the first time that a cycle of the professional family of Textile, Clothing and Leather is offered; and the higher grade cycle of Organisation and Control of Construction Works that will be taught at the IES Politécnic de Palma.

By islands, Mallorca will have 19 new cycles, 2 of which are basic grade, 7 intermediate grade and 10 higher grade.

As for Menorca, one new cycle will be incorporated: the aforementioned basic degree in Textile and Leather Item Repair and Repair (TCP11), at the IES Josep Maria Quadrado in Ciutadella (Menorca),

In Ibiza, 7 new studies have been introduced, 2 basic, 3 intermediate and 2 higher degrees. The efforts of the Conselleria d’Educació i Universitats to meet the business demand through the implementation in Can Marines of the intermediate level of Maintenance of Recreational Boats in intensive mode, in collaboration with AISNEF and PIMEEF.

Formentera is also implementing a new cycle, the higher level training cycle of Administration and Finance (ADG32) at the IES Marc Ferrer, which responds to a historical claim of the smallest of the Pitiusas.

The creation of new training offers in general Dual or intensive Dual regime taught in IES, CIFP, CEPA and concerted centres is funded by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training and the European Union-NextGenerationEU, under the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan Mechanism.

On the other hand, the LOE/LOMCE medium-level training cycles, face-to-face modality, taught in the IES and CIFP are financed by the European Union with the REACT-EU Fund, as part of the Union’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in the framework of the European Social Fund Operational Programme 2014-2020 of the Balearic Islands.

To complete the new offer, during the 2024-2025 academic year, a new specialisation course will be implemented, that of Maintenance and safety in hybrid and electric vehicle systems of the professional family of Transport and vehicle maintenance. This cycle will be taught at the CIFP Juníper Serra de Palma.

The specialisation courses aim to complement the skills of people who already have a VET qualification and facilitate lifelong learning, as well as improve employability and productivity. With the aforementioned implementation, the number of specialisation courses in the Balearic Islands will reach 11.

On the other hand, a total of 38 educational centres (5 adult education centres, 11 integrated vocational training centres and 22 institutes) have applied to teach 134 professional certificates from 17 professional families during the 2024-2025 academic year.

A vocational certificate is a document that officially accredits, valid throughout the State, that a worker is competent in a vocational qualification included in the National Catalogue of Vocational Qualifications.

The Institute of Professional Qualifications of the Balearic Islands (IQPIB) is the body in charge of managing and coordinating the procedure for the recognition of professional competencies acquired through work experience or non-formal training. Based on the total or partial recognition of a professional qualification, the person concerned can obtain a professional certificate and/or part of a training cycle.

Admission process

To access a vocational training cycle or a specialisation course, the Conselleria d’Educació i Universitats will open the first phase of the process on 3 June and applications may be submitted until 28 June, preferably online. To enrol in the training cycles where a place has been obtained, the period will be from 17 to 19 July. From 26 July onwards, vacant places will be published on the FP website of the Conselleria d’Educació i Universitats.

On 29 August, the admission process for the second phase will open and applications may be submitted until 4 September, also preferably online. Enrolments can be made on 18 and 19 September and vacant places will be published again on 20 September. Students who obtain a place in this last process will be able to enrol between 23 September and 7 October.

More teachers

The increase in the educational offer also means an increase of 90 teachers, to which must be added the reinforcement of 60 teachers for the implementation of the new Vocational Training Law, as well as an additional reinforcement to improve the quality of the basic degree courses.

New ATECA classrooms

The academic year 2024-2025 will open with an offer of up to 5 applied technology classrooms (ATECA) for the educational centres of the Balearic Islands. ATECA classrooms are technological spaces that approximate working environments, incorporating resources specific to each productive sector, using simulators and other technological elements. There are currently 14 ATECA classrooms in Mallorca, 3 in Ibiza, 1 in Formentera and 3 in Menorca.

The entrepreneurial classrooms may also be increased to a total of 10 new classrooms next year. Currently, there are already 31 schools in the Balearic Islands that have an entrepreneurship classroom (22 in Mallorca, 4 in Ibiza, 1 in Formentera and 4 in Menorca). This initiative aims to facilitate the creation of companies and self-employment. It should be noted that the idea is for students to propose a business idea and then find the necessary resources to get it off the ground.

Increase in the range of training offered by the CFINFP-IB

The Centre for Training, Innovation and Development of Vocational Training of the Balearic Islands (CFINFP-IB) is working to provide teachers with the necessary tools to adapt to a changing environment marked by technology and digitalisation.

During the last three academic years, the number of technical training courses for teachers has increased considerably. During the academic year 2023-2024, a total of 97 training courses were organised and for the new academic year 2024-2025, it is planned to increase the number of training courses to one hundred.

This year the CFINP has started to organise methodological trainings related to the new regulations and the implementation and deployment of the new Vocational Training Law.