Secondary Education for Adults

Secondary Education for Adults


Education is a fundamental element of people’s personal, social and professional development. The educational development of citizens allows for social, democratic, responsible and free participation. Ensuring that all people can receive quality education and training is therefore an increasingly pressing need and, at the present time, remains a commitment to lifelong learning. Ensuring that everyone receives a good level of education is not limited to children and young people alone, as the right to education has no age barriers. Adults, now more than ever, need to update their skills and knowledge to adapt to the advanced society in which we live.


  • Order EDU/1622/2009, of 10 June, regulating basic education for adults in person and at a distance, within the framework of the Ministry of Education.
  • Organic Law 2/2006, of 3 May, on Education, provides for the requirement of providing quality education for all citizens, equal opportunities, educational inclusion and non-discrimination.
  • Royal Decree 1631/2006, of 29 December, which regulates the minimum teaching requirements for compulsory secondary education.
  • Order ECI/2220/2007, of 12 July, which establishes the curriculum and regulates the organisation of compulsory secondary education for the Ministry of Education’s management area.
  • Order ECI/2572/2007, of 4 September, on the assessment of Compulsory Secondary Education, establishes the principles to be taken into account in the assessment, promotion and qualification of students.
  • Royal Decree 1834/2008, of 8 November, on training conditions.


The Basic Training Educational Plan is aimed at people with literacy or comprehension and expression difficulties who wish to acquire the necessary training to access Compulsory Secondary Education (ESO) for adults, and thus obtain the corresponding qualification.

Remember that the Education Plan itself does not give you this qualification. It is given exclusively in classroom mode.

This Educational Plan is organized in two levels of one course of duration each; Level I and Level II. You can exceptionally use up to a maximum of three years per level if needed.

Each level contains three knowledge areas and each area three modules, one per quarter.

Level I:

  • Scope of communication
  • Scientific-technological field
  • Social Scope

Level II:

  • Communication area
  • Scientific-technological field
  • Social Scope

The timetable of the students adapts to the needs of the group and to the organisational availability of the centre. The weekly teaching load is up to a maximum of 10 hours per group in Level I and up to a maximum of 15 hours in Level II.



This teaching method is based on regular attendance and personalised attention from the teaching staff in each of the areas in which you are enrolled.

The ESO for adults in the face-to-face mode is taught both in Secondary Institutes (IES) of the networks of Lifelong Learning Centres and in the Provincial Institutes of Lifelong Learning (IPEP).

Attendance at the centre is 20 hours per week for both Level I and Level II. In these hours you will work on the different contents organized by areas and with the following distribution:

  • Scientific-technological field: 8 hours
  • Communication Scope: 7 hours
  • Social Scope: 5 hours

Blended learning:

In order to attend Compulsory Secondary Education for adults in semi-attendance mode, you will have to combine certain compulsory attendance classes with others online.

The face-to-face sessions are 8 hours per week (3 hours for the Communication Area, 3 hours for the Scientific and Technological Area and 2 hours for the Social Area). The rest of the activities and work will be carried out outside the centre within the time available. In this way you will be able to train to obtain official degrees and certificates of the educational system with less time of physical presence in the centre.

During the face-to-face sessions you will be able to receive the relevant help for the performance of tasks, resolve doubts, receive guidance in the use of the necessary tools for this type of teaching, carry out group tasks and in general improve your oral skills.

To carry out the telematic part in the blended learning mode you will need access to a computer and broadband internet connection. You will also need basic knowledge of Internet navigation and e-mail to access the virtual classroom.

External Link BOE:

I.E.S. Kursaal

I.E.S. Kursaal