UPPER VET COURSES TAUGHT AT INS ILLA DELS BANYOLS AS DESCRIBED IN OUR PUBLIC COURSE CATALOGUE
INS Illa dels Banyols offers Intermediate and Upper VET courses. The professional families that correspond to the Upper courses taught at our institution are the three following:
- Energy and Water
- Installation and Maintenance
- Transport and Vehicle Maintenance
The Upper VET courses offered at our institution are the five following:
- Efficiency Energy and Solar Thermal Energy
- Industrial Automation and Robotics
- Thermal and Fluids Installations Maintenance
- Mechanical Maintenance of Aircraft
- Avionics Maintenance
Our institution offers a web-based course guide listing the courses taught at our school. Students have access to the catalogue through the website of the school and read a complete description of the modules. They also get well acquainted with the aims of the course, the content, the hours devoted to it and other specific details. This information is also available at the website of the Regional Ministry of Education (Upper VET Courses).
All our Upper VET courses are taught in Spanish and Catalan (our co-official local language) primarily. However, all of them include some modules or specific training units that are taught in English. As regards our two Aviation courses, the language of instruction is 30% in English.
An increasing number of our teaching staff is interested in taking English courses in order to obtain a B2 level, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This official certification would enable them to teach some speciality modules in English, following CLIL methodology (Content Language Integrated Learning).
Therefore, taking into consideration these two factors (CLIL and B2), in the case of receiving foreign students at INS Illa dels Banyols for a limited time, we are seriously considering the possibility of increasing the number of modules and training units that would be taught in English. This modification in our language policy would be more sensitive to the needs of seasonal incoming students as it would facilitate their academic integration.