IES Virgen de Las Nieves (La Palma)

  • Santa Cruz de La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain
    Barranco del Carmen, 5, 38700
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  • Teacher administrator: Yurena Espinosa de la Guardia


  • Sectors 01 Education , 04 Business, Administration and Law , 06 Information and Communication technologies , 07 Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction , 08 Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Veterinary , 10 Services
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  • OID Number E10102853
  • Specialising in sector 0112 Training for pre-school teachers0413 Management and administration0414 Marketing and advertising0415 Secretarial and office work0613 Software and applications development and analysis0713 Electricity and energy0714 Electronics and automation0716 Motor vehicles, ships and aircraft0721 Food processing0811 Crop and livestock production0911 Dental studies0913 Nursing and midwifery0921 Care of the elderly and of disabled adults1013 Hotel, restaurants and catering1014 Sports1015 Travel, tourism and leisure1021 Community sanitation1022 Occupational health and safety
  • The centre is able to provide work placements for students with special needs Yes
  • Type of work placements Student work placementsTeacher exchangesStudents with fewer opportunities
  • Erasmus Experience Yes
  • The Erasmus experience of this centre The IES Virgen de Las Nieves, as far as European projects are concerned, began its journey in 2004; between that year and 2008, the school obtained funding for 5 Leonardo Da Vinci projects. After a few years apart, in 2015 it resumed under the Erasmus+ Program. Since then it has achieved: • The ECHE accreditation, Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020 and “Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2021-2027 (Erasmus E TENERIF12 code) • The VET Mobility Charter (2019-1-ES01-KA109-065996) and the Erasmus Accreditation in The Field of Vocational Education and Training (2020-1-ES01-KA120-VET-095899) • It has been a beneficiary school in thirteen KA1 action projects (five KA102 projects, one KA116, one KA121, five KA103 and one KA131). In the last seven years, the school has sent 73 students and 13 staff members in mobilities that has taken place in 9 countries: Portugal, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Malta, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia and Finland. In addition, the IES Virgen de Las Nieves has acted as a host center for other European beneficiaries: so far it has received 4 university students as language teachers and 13 vocational training students for internships our collaborating companies.

Organisation Description

IES Virgen de Las Nieves is a public school which teaches Initial, Intermediate and Higher Level VET cycles corresponding to six departments:
· Hotel Industry and Tourism
· Administration and Management
· Electricity and Electronics
· Sports and Physical Activities
· Health Care
· Maintenance of Transport Vehicles

The college is located in La Palma, one of the smaller Islands of the Canary Islands archipelago, Spain, so well known recently for the eruption at Cumbre Vieja volcano.