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Social advancement course

A very large number of social advancement courses for adults are available. Many of them are specially scheduled to be compatible with a job.
Second-chance education, social advancement courses enable you to earn a diploma you were unable to try for when you were at school. Personal and vocational continuing education is another goal.

In a social advancement course you can study alongside your job, enabling you to earn a diploma you were unable to try for in when you were at school. A very large number of social advancement courses for adults are available. Many of them are specially scheduled to be compatible with a job: during the day, in the evening or at the weekend, at a more leisurely pace or accelerated, during the school year or during the holidays, etc.

For French speakers

The French Community’s education portal, www.enseignement.be, contains information on social advancement courses in the French Community (FR), as well as a directory of institutions (FR) that run this type of course in French.

For Dutch speakers

The Flemish Community’s education portal, www.ond.vlaanderen.be, provides information on the organisation of adult education and social advancement courses in the Flemish Community as well as a list  of adult education centres for Dutch speakers (NL).

Good to know:

  • In the French Community, employees (and in some cases jobseekers) who complete a full social advancement course may be eligible for a course allowance (FR) in some cases. For more information, contact  the French Community Commission (COCOF) (FR)..
  • In the Flemish Community students who earn a certificate of secondary education through second-chance education can have their enrolment costs reimbursed with a grant from the Flemish Minister for Education and Training. For more information, contact your training centre (NL).