What are higher level training cycles?
The higher degree training cycles (CFGS) they are studies volunteers and professionalisers belonging to the higher education. They allow you to acquire essential technical skills for the effective development of a profession, develop the necessary skills to adapt to current and future work situations, as well as acquire coordination and planning responsibilities in certain professions.
CFGS have a duration of two academic years and, like all Vocational Training cycles, they are grouped into professional families.
The qualification obtained after passing a CFGS is that of Advanced technician or Superior Technique of the profession corresponding to the cycle completed, valid throughout the Spanish State. This qualification allows you to join the world of work and access university studies.
It is convenient to know that in the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (MECES), the Higher Technician qualification corresponds to the level 1. This framework is the instrument that makes it possible to compare degrees in the European Higher Education Area.
The MECES levels are equivalent to those of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF for its acronym in English). Specifically, level MECES 1 of Higher Technician corresponds to level 5 of the European Qualifications Framework. This system of correspondence between levels facilitates the mobility of students and access to employment outside the national territory.
In addition to the specific technical content of each cycle, all CFGS include a module of formation in work centers and also a module draft. In this way, in addition to providing you with the necessary qualification to carry out technical work typical of the profession, higher-level training cycles will allow you to develop your own business management skills. innovation and entrepreneurship.
Thus, you will learn to plan your own work, but also to program and take responsibility for the work of others, taking into account the necessary resources, the methods to apply, the verifications to be carried out and the corresponding economic evaluations. In short, you will get an overview of the system in which you work and the different elements that make it up.
Access routes to the CFGS
To access a higher degree training cycle, it is necessary to fulfill any of the following requirements:
The autonomous communities have powers to adapt the requirements established by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, therefore It is advisable to consult the website of the Ministry of Education of the community in which you are interested in studying.
Professional FP families
Of the 26 families that group the professional qualifications of the National System of Qualifications and Vocational Training, there is a CFGS training offer for the 25 families shown below:
Current CFGS qualifications
The following table details the higher-level training cycles taught in each of the professional families. For each of the cycles, you will be able to consult their study plans and other information of interest, such as professional opportunities and related studies.
The Ministry of Education and Vocational Training approves new cycles periodically, which are gradually implemented. For this reason, the specific offer of each autonomous community may vary depending on the implementation calendar itself. It is convenient that you consult the website of the Ministry of Education in your community to find out the cycles that are taught in each locality.
CFGS outputs and connections
- World of work. The qualification obtained after passing these studies allows you join the labor market with good prospects for insertion.
- University studies. Please note that there is the possibility of validate ECTS credits of the degree you want to take. You should find out about the validation and credit recognition options on the website of each university.
- Other higher level training cycles. If you choose this option, you can validate certain modules.
- Higher-level training cycles in the teaching of visual arts and design, passing the specific access test.
- Other non-regulated training that adapt to your needs and interests.
How do you access university with a higher degree training cycle?