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General secondary education (85.310)

This SCA code includes activities and services for which entrance and/or other conditions for the commencement and pursuit of an activity are established. 

Regulations and conditions:

  • Organization and Financing of Education Act

    Public and private schools must ensure expert staff, premises and equipment. Private schools which implement programmes according to special pedagogical principles must comply with the prescribed conditions for space and equipment in public schools.

    Expert staff must have an active knowledge of Slovenian, suitable education as determined in the Act and other regulations, and must pass a professional examination in accordance with the aforementioned Act.

    Expert staff in a vocational or technical school include:

    • Teacher of general subjects in secondary education;
    • Teacher of professional and theoretical subjects in secondary education;
    • Counsellor in education;
    • Librarian in education;
    • Laboratory technician in education;
    • Organiser in education.

    Source: Ministry of Education, Science and Sport

Activities/services which are classified in this sub-class of the standard classification of activities:

Activities/services as per the explanatory notes on the standard classification of activities: 

The English original of NACE Rev. 2 encompasses Class 85.31 - General secondary education activities of institutions implementing programmes in categories/levels 2 Lower secondary education or the second stage of basic education and 3A Upper general secondary education (ISCED 1997).

Relating to the that fact nine-year primary school education is compulsory in Slovenia, this category in Slovenia also includes the activity of institutions implementing general secondary education which continues after mandatory primary school education (gimnazija programme; category/level ISCED 3A). These institutions also provide programmes which enable the continuation or completion of general secondary education (programmes of matura course) in another way, which in Slovenia are classified as category/level 4 Post-secondary non-tertiary education (ISCED 1997).

Accordingly, Class 85.31 - General secondary education in Slovenia encompasses activities of institutions implementing programmes in suitable categories/levels 3 and 4 (ISCED 1997).

These include education whose fundamental objective is preparation for further education, particularly higher education. The main content of education includes theoretical classes providing a broad general education as a joint basis for all fields of study and further life-long education.

These include:

  • education implemented according to publicly applicable programmes of general secondary education (e.g. gimnazija;matura course);
  • education in classical gimnazija programmes;
  • education in vocational gimnazija programmes - technical, economic and art gimnazija (music, dance, fine arts courses etc.);
  • general secondary education according to special pedagogical principles (e.g. Waldorf gimnazija);
  • general secondary education with language adjustments;
  • general secondary education adjusted to adults;
  • international general secondary schools.
Source: Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia


Applies for SKD:

  • General secondary education P85.310

Cross-border/temporary provisions of activity

Performance of the activity in Slovenia is not possible on Cross-border/temporary basis.
Last modified:
8. 9. 2021