YFL2020 - Vocational focus and differentiated teaching


New from the academic year 2023/2024

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral exam 100/100 30 minutes HJELPEMIDD

Course content

The course integrates vocational breadth and depth and professional subjects, with emphasis on vocational depth and interdisciplinary collaboration. The course focuses on the development of competences and skills aimed at the different fields of study. Work- and developmental processes within their own field of study and profession will be central, together with knowledge and skills about health, safety and the environment. The course also includes vocational didactic strategies for adapted training based on the needs of pupils and apprentices in vocational education and training. The practical training is linked to the academic content and relevant work requirements in the course.

Learning outcome


The student

  • has in-depth knowledge of professional practice and current work processes in one's own profession
  • has knowledge of governance documents and current legislation relevant to professional practice
  • has knowledge of issues related to health, safety and the environment (HSE)


The student

  • can apply advanced work processes related to one's own profession
  • can keep up to date with vocational and technological developments in their own profession
  • can adapt teaching and training based on the needs of pupils and apprentices  
  • can use academic literature and relevant research to make reasoned choices and plan and carry out systematic development work within the vocational field.
  • can assess the need for - and implement measures - aimed at health, safety and the environment (HSE)
  • can perform basic first aid 
  • can apply contingency plans related to crisis management
  • can facilitate students to make a reflective vocational and educational choice

General competence

The student

  • can facilitate cooperation on change and development processes with relevant parties in vocational education and training
  • has the ability to reflect on his/her own practice as a vocational teacher and has the will and capacity to change practice as a result of supervision
  • can contribute and facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration in school and business/business 
  • can build good relationships and create constructive inclusive learning environments 

Learning methods and activities

The course includes teaching, excursions and other learning activities at gatherings, and digital learning activities between the sessions. There are mandatory work requirements in the course and self-work and group work are scheduled between the sessions. Guidance is offered in connection with and between the gatherings.

Obligatory activities

80% compulsory attendance at the gatherings and predefined learning activities between the sessions.

2-3 work requirements.

The assignments are assessed as approved/not approved. All coursework requirements must be approved in order to take the exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • 80% participation at gatherings and at predefined learning activities
  • Defined work requirements

Further on evaluation

Practical-oral individual exam

The exam is assessed individually according to grading scale A-F, where the grades A-E are passed and the grade F is fail.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Vocational Teacher Education (BYRK)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the vocational teacher education - bachelor's programme.

The student must have passed all courses from the first year of study to start this course, including practice.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Vocational Teacher
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education


Examination arrangement: Oral exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Oral exam 100/100 HJELPEMIDD

2024-05-13 - 2024-05-14

Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

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