Special education system
Several types of studies would belong to this Special education system:
The purpose of Art Studies is to provide the student with quality art training and to guarantee the qualification of future music, dance, drama, fine arts and design professionals.
The following are included in Art Studies:
Basic music and dance studies. The educational authorities establish their characteristics and organisation.
Professional Art Studies. These include professional training in music and dance and Intermediate and Higher vocational training in Fine Art and Design.
The professional music and dance training is organised into six years. The successful completion of this training entitles the student to the corresponding vocational qualification.
Vocational training in fine art and design is divided into Intermediate and Higher training stages, which include practical training with companies, studios and workshops. The successful completion of the intermediate training entitles the student to the intermediate vocational Fine Arts and Design qualification in the corresponding subject area, and the successful completion of the Higher training entitles the student to the Higher Vocational Fine Arts and Design qualification in the corresponding subject.
Fine Arts Education (see Higher Education section).
The purpose of language teaching is to provide the student with the skills to use different languages outside the ordinary stages of the education system, and it is organised into the following levels: basic, intermediate and advanced. These levels correspond respectively to levels A, B and C of the Common European Framework of Reference for Foreign Languages, which is divided in turn into levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2.
Language studies under the special education system are organised by the Official Language schools. The successful completion of each of the levels entitles the student to the corresponding qualification.
The purpose of the sports studies is to prepare the student for professional activity in relation to a sports-related speciality or discipline, and to facilitate their adaptation to the employment and sports world and active citizenship.
The curriculum of these studies meets the requirements of the National System of Vocational Training and Qualifications, and it is divided into two levels: Intermediate and Higher.
Sports studies are divided into blocks and modules of varying length, made up of areas of theoretical and practical knowledge adapted to the different professional and sporting fields.
The successful completion of the Intermediate level studies entitles the student to the Intermediate Vocational Qualification in Sport in the corresponding sporting discipline or speciality, while the successful completion of the Higher-level studies entitles the student to the Higher Vocational Qualification in Sport in the corresponding sporting discipline or speciality.
The purpose of adult education is to offer anyone over the age of eighteen the possibility of obtaining, updating, completing or extending their knowledge and skills for their personal and professional development. For this, the education authorities may collaborate with other Public Administrations with competences in adult education and, in particular with the Employment Administration, and with the local corporations and various social agents.
Exceptionally, students over the age of sixteen applying for these studies may be considered where they have an employment contract which does not allow them to attend educational centres under the ordinary education system or in the case of high performance athletes.
Depending on the special circumstances, specific curricula may be established.