Vocations: “Commercial Services” and “Cooking and Serving”


At Norte Joven we have been teaching, since 2015, Basic Vocational Training programmes in the fields of: Commercial Services and Cooking and Serving.

Vocational Training (Formación Profesional) is a training programme that enables participants to work in a trade as a qualified tradesperson and which includes an internship in a real work environment. Of the three levels of training, Norte Joven’s Fuencarral Centre offers the Basic Vocational Training cycle.

The two courses offered in each of the specialised fields for each programme’s training cycle, established as vocational training in the education system (Madrid Regional Department of Education and co-financed by the European Social Fund Operational Programme 2014-2020), are open to young people who meet the following requirements:

  • Are fifteen years old or are turning fifteen during the programme year. And are not more than seventeen years old during the year when the course begins.
  • Have completed their first year of ESO (compulsory secondary education) and, exceptionally, have completed their second year of ESO.
  • Have been proposed as a candidate by the teaching team, to the student’s father, mother or legal guardians, to enrol in a Basic Vocational Training cycle.

The objective is to combine the training and preparation of youth for the activities involved in a specific vocation and for them to complete their compulsory education, thus improving their job opportunities. They are also encouraged to complete this vocational training for employment and to continue on to the next level within the programme (Grado Medio or intermediate level qualification). These programmes also include training for personal and social development.

They include an internship of 160 hours working in a business.

More info about the application process for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Cooking and Serving

Commercial Services