Good to know!

Larger municipalities offer a separate adult education programme. The focus is on promoting personal skills such as artistic design, languages or computer science. The individual municipalities can provide information on this.

Good to know!

As an initiative of the Swiss Confederation and the cantons, "Viamia" offers people over the age of 40 a free career assessment.

Additional information about viamia (German)

Further education

Keep active instead of staying still
The educational landscape of Valais provides a wide range of courses, teaching and study programmes for adults. A good place to go for information or consultation about further vocational training is the Vocational Information Centre (Berufsinformationszentrum – BIZ) at the Office for Vocational, Academic and Careers Guidance (Amt für Berufs-, Studien- und Laufbahnberatung – BSL) in Brig-Glis. A number of institutions in Valais provide concrete options for professional development, including the Upper Valais Vocational School (Berufsfachschule Oberwallis – BFO), the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (Haute école spécialisée de Suisse occidentale HES-SO Valais), the Swiss Distance Learning University or the Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences (Fernfachhochschule Schweiz  – FFHS).

Vocational Information Centre /
Vocational, Academic and Careers Guidance /
Upper Valais Vocational School, Berufsfachschule Oberwallis /
HES-SO Valais /
UniDistance Suisse /
Swiss Distance University of Applied Sciences /