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I.E.K. or IEK (Greek: Ινστιτούτο Επαγγελματικής Κατάρτισης) is a public or private Institute of Vocational Training in Greecemarker.

Public and private I.E.K.

Public and private I.E.K. offer training courses accredited by the Ministry of National Education & Religious Affairs and O.E.E.K. (Greekmarker: Οργανισμός Εκπαίδευσης και Επαγγελματικής Κατάρτισης, Organization of 'Vocational Education & Training).

There are over 100 public I.E.K. [50276] in the Regions of: East Macedonia & Thrace, Central Macedonia, West Macedonia, Epirus, Thessaly, Ionian Islands, Western Greece, Central Greece, Attica, Peloponnese, North Aegean, South Aegean, Crete.

There are also over 50 private I.E.K. [50277] (also rendered as I.I.E.K, where first 'I' stands for Greek:Ιδιωτικό, Private) recognized by the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs and supervised/controlled by O.E.E.K..

Courses (sectors)
Financial, Credit & Administration Services
Food & Drink industry
Building & related constructions
Chemical Industry
Applied Arts
HealthBeauty CareSocial Services
Communications & Mass media
Clothing & Footwear

Awards and accreditation

Certificate of Vocational Training (Greekmarker: Πιστοποιητικό Επαγγελματικής Κατάρτισης)

Assessment: progress tests; final examinations at the end of each semester.

Obtained after successfully completing a training course (2 years FT, 4 semesters).

Diploma of Vocational Training / Accreditation (Greekmarker: Δἰπλωμα Επαγγελματικής Κατάρτισης / Πιστοποίηση)

After completing the course and obtaining the Certificate, trainees from public and private I.E.K. can follow a work placement and they are eligible to sit on biannual National Accreditation Examinations (Greekmarker: Εξετάσεις Πιστοποίησης), both in written and oral form. The names of successful candidates in each examination are published on O.E.E.K website.

The last updates (Greek only) on professional accreditation for each speciality are published also at O.E.E.K.'s website.

Europass supplement

A Europass Certificate or Diploma Supplement is also available in Greek and English language.



a. Not to be confused with the Institute, the university or research institution.

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