THE FEDERAL VET DIPLOMA IN COMMERCE
You can do your apprenticeship at Lemania College! Here at Lemania College, we can help you prepare for your exams and obtain the Federal VET Diploma in Commerce (type B or E), issued by the Swiss Confederation.
Basic (B) programme: the commercial employee has strong skills and abilities in IT and communication. This pathway only requires one foreign language (English or German).
Expanded (E) programme: the commercial employee has strong skills and abilities in business and social affairs. This pathway requires two foreign languages (English and German).
Our Federal VET Diploma in Commerce programmes include four semesters of lessons and a one-year, full-time (paid) placement. We place particular emphasis on dialogue and on the core values of reciprocity, respect and collaboration. Our Federal VET Diploma in Commerce teachers have the background to provide the right combination of theory and practice, thereby giving you the best chance of success.
The Federal VET Diploma in Commerce is a six-semester programme, with two years of study plus a one-year placement. In practical terms, the semesters are structured as follows:
- four semesters: formal learning at the school, theory and practice exams
- two semesters: placement in a company
To obtain your Federal VET Diploma in Commerce, you must have a good average score with no more than two negative marks for each subject, and no more than two subjects failed.
Our students are regularly monitored. Lessons focus on practical skills, aiming to prepare students on the Federal VET Diploma in Commerce for real life in the workplace.
Students work on theory and exercises in the classroom and complete additional work at home. The students’ homework is marked, and they are required to revise and sit progress tests as part of their assessment. Students produce regular written work, forcing them to study and keep up to date with the programme. They also sit exams at the end of each term to assess what they have learned.
During the first three semesters, students sit two exams (which they must pass to continue on the course). Only the most hard-working and diligent students will be able to continue their Federal VET Diploma in Commerce with a 12-month business placement.
To boost your chances of success on the Federal VET Diploma in Commerce, we will also help you complete the following documentation:
- UE Teaching Unit
- UF Training Unit (work report)
- STA Placement report
- Practice Firm (PF) programme
Students spend a year (January to December) working at a “practice firm” – Lémania Music in Beau-Séjour – to give them a taste of real life in the workplace. The grade they receive on this programme forms part of their overall Federal VET Diploma in Commerce grade.
Students who complete our programme can find employment in the following areas:
- Commercial employee,
- Sales and marketing,
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