I.E.S. 12 de Outubro -- Secondary School

IES 12 de Outubro is a Public School of Secondary Education located in the northwest of Spain.

We offer several kind of studies:

  • Compulsory secondary studies (students from 12 to 15 years old)
  • High school certificate (students from 16 to 17 years old)
  • Vocational training: 2-year courses. There are two types, giving the student a different level of certificate: Technician or Higher Technician.

            Spanish Educational System Explanatory diagram



There are several fields or professional profiles, we have three of them in our school: 

  • Electricity and Electronics.
  • Personal image.
  • Mechanical manufacture.

For all of them we have two diferent levels of courses. (All of them last two years, 2000 hours)

Medium vocational training grades:  (Students get the Title of Technician):

   Technician in Electrical and Automatic Installations

   Technician in Beauty Therapy

   Technician in Hairdressing and Hair Cosmetics

   Technician in Machining

 Higher vocational training grades: (Students get the Title of Higher Technician):

   Higher Technician in Electrotechnical and Automated Systems

   Higher Technician in Integral Aesthetics and Wellness

   Higher Technician in Mechanical Production Scheduling



Students of Vocational Studies are offered in their study plan a training module called “On the Job Training” which they access once they have passed the rest of the modules taught at the centre. This module has a duration of 380 to 410 hours (2 and a half months) during which time they perform regular apprenticeships at companies that do a regular working day (8 hours a day) and which costs the company nothing. Here they put into practice the theoretical knowledge they have learned and acquire others from real practice on the job.

We work with a large database of leading companies in every one of the sectors of our professional groups in our province and neighbouring localities.

Under the Erasmus + Programme, our students have the opportunity to be able to carry out the same module in other European companies from the countries involved in the Programme.

Our Department of European Programmes is constantly searching for other teaching centres or European companies that can facilitate the internationalisation of the practices for our students.

At the same time, we offer our network of contacts to incorporate students from other countries looking to undertake their practical modules and/or studies in our country.