Students wish to develop their career and increase their chances of being hired can undertake a vocational training related to their majors and professions in Russia.
There are two types of Vocational Training courses offered in Russia:
Vocational Training – provided by a professional school: where the student studies towards a professional certificate or a non-university degree award that would enable him to progress higher in the area of practice and undertake technical jobs in that field, ex.: obtaining a diploma in Dentistry. This type is usually sought by Sciences students and graduates who study in the fields of: Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry and Engineering, where students study to attain a professional qualification that would enable them to exercise a profession in their area of study. This vocational training would usually cover subjects related to the professional training. The course length of a vocational training would vary from 1 to 2.5 years, following completion of basic general education (nine-year programs); or 1 to 1.5 years if the student has completed previously 11 years programs of secondary general education.
Vocational Training – provided by vocational education institute: where the students can study to be certified to practice a profession and at the same time allowed to be admitted to a higher university level education institution. This type of vocational training is usually sought by students who have not been studying before at a university level, thus students will be receiving both educational and professional modules that will help them both practice the profession and be admitted to a university course. The course length of this vocational training in Russia is 3 years, following completion of basic general education (nine-year programmes); or 1 to 1.5 years if the student has successfully completed eleven-years of study and secondary general education.