ROC van Amsterdam-Flevoland

  • Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
    Fraijlemaborg, 1102 CV Amsterdam-Zuidoost, Nederland
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  • Teacher administrator: International Office


  • Sectors 01 Education , 02 Arts and humanities , 04 Business, Administration and Law , 06 Information and Communication technologies , 07 Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction , 09 Health and Welfare , 10 Services
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  • Specialising in sector 0112 Training for pre-school teachers0211 Audio-visual techniques and media production0212 Fashion, interior and industrial design.0214 Handicrafts0215 Music and performing arts0412 Finance, banking and insurance0413 Management and administration0414 Marketing and advertising0415 Secretarial and office work0416 Wholesale and retail sales0611 Computer use0613 Software and applications development and analysis0716 Motor vehicles, ships and aircraft0721 Food processing0723 Textiles (clothes, footwear and leather)0913 Nursing and midwifery0916 Pharmacy0922 Child care and youth services0923 Social work and counselling1012 Hair and beauty services1013 Hotel, restaurants and catering1014 Sports1015 Travel, tourism and leisure1022 Occupational health and safety1041 Transport service
  • The centre is able to provide work placements for students with special needs Yes
  • Type of work placements Students with fewer opportunities
  • Erasmus Experience Yes
  • The Erasmus experience of this centre ROC van Amsterdam - Flevoland participates in several Erasmus+ programmes with student/ staff mobilities  (KA1), strategic partnerships (KA2) and policy reforms (KA3). In 2021 The Erasmus+ National Agency in the Netherlands granted an Erasmus+ accreditation to ROC van Amsterdam - Flevoland. It’s a European recognition of the high quality of our international activities and we were among the first recipients of the new accreditation scheme.

Organisation Description

ROC van Amsterdam – Flevoland (ROCvAF) is one of the largest Regional Education Centres in the Netherlands and provides secondary vocational education in twelve modern MBO colleges in Amsterdam, Amstelveen, Hoofddorp and Hilversum, Almere and Lelystad. Each MBO college offers its own wide selection of courses and has several specialisations. In total, ROCvAF offers over 400 secondary vocational education programs. Our programmes are given at EQF levels 1 – 5 and as Vocational Training Track (BOL, full-time) and / or as Vocational Guidance Track (BBL, part-time) as well as associate degrees. ROCvA also provides secondary education and adult education. The secondary education of Amsterdam (VOvA) has ten schools. Adult education consists of the Joke Smit College (vmbo-tl, havo, vwo) and Education (courses and training). ROC van Amsterdam – Flevoland has around 40,000 students and about 3000 teaching staff with over 100 different nationalities. Over 50% of the students have a non-Dutch background.

 Education at the MBO colleges is organized on a small scale, as a student you mainly deal with the department that your course is part of. ROCvAF is characterized by high quality education with a lot of attention for the individual student. Our organisation aims to be a ‘Podium for Talent’ (‘Stage for Talent’); a bridge between the potential workforce (all our students) and the demands of the labour market. Through offering high quality education ROCvAF aims to become one of the top five educational institutes within MBO/VET.

 To meet ROC van Amsterdam’s mission in professionalism and excellence, staff and students need to be prepared to work in an international environment. We have a strong focus on international mobilities and partnerships with schools and organisations abroad. Also, we have a strong community of College International Representatives, a Steering Committee Internationalisation, a Platform Internationalisation consisting of directors of each college and a full-operating International Office to enhance internationalisation within the organisation.

ROC van Amsterdam – Flevoland works closely together with its partners to create an international dimension in vocational education and create a network for its international bilingual qualifications for exchanging best practices in VET. Together with our partners we continuously work on the quality and transparency of internationalisation through sharing best practices in European VET. ROC van Amsterdam – Flevoland works together with National Partners such as the MBO Raad (Council of Secondary Vocational Education), Nuffic (the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education), IVS Alliance, The Dutch Alliance and Hogeschool van Amsterdam (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences). Internationally we are a member of the Network of Networks organisation and are working together with numerous partner colleges in Finland, Spain, and the UK. For offering further study possibilities we built partnerships with universities abroad, like for example the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, the Manchester Metropolitan University, or the EAIE- European Association for International Education. ROC van Amsterdam – Flevoland actively participates in the Erasmus+ programme and holds an Erasmus+ accreditation.

Fields of education:

  • Airport & Logistics
  • Art & Culture
  • Engineering, Technology & Mobility
  • Fashion
  • Food & Beverage
  • Health, Social Care and Health Science
  • IT
  • Marketing, Economy & Administration
  • Media & Design
  • Beauty Therapy & Hairdressing
  • Security 
  • Sports
  • Tourism & Recreation
  • Trade & Entrepreneurship

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