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Erasmus+ VET Mobility Charter
On 1 December 2015 ROC West-Brabant received the Erasmus+ VET Mobility Charter for the period from Call 2016. This means that it is officially recognized that ROC West-Brabant possesses the operational capacity and ability to manage high quality mobility projects and consequently achieves greater internationalization in VET through the Erasmus+ Programme.
The charter also recognizes the high quality of previous mobility projects, the long-term commitment to continuous improvement of mobility and the strategic approach of ROC West-Brabant to incorporate international mobility of its students, alumni and staff in its educational activities.

Internationalisation is one of the means for people to develop and encourage their (entrepreneurial) talents. Workingstudying abroad means bringing in knowledge and improving education.

International and intercultural competences

Every VET/MBO - student must be able to find a place on the European labour market. Skills that have been developed during training must therefore be useful and visible to others. Our goal is that every student should be able to get a Europass certificate by the year 2015.

Nowadays European society consists of many different cultures. In order to deal with that, it is important to know them. That is why we think that learning from each other begins in the classroom, also abroad. There are many ways to become internationally and inter-culturally competent:

Our International Office makes this possible.
If you want to find out more about our International Office, have a look at this video.

International Office

Our International Office  is committed to act according to the European aims of the  Education & Training 2020 strategy. Improving the quality of education, increasing  employability of young people on the labour market and preventing early school leaving are some examples of these actions.
Our policy advisor for European Affairs holds office in Brussels in order  to be informed quickly about new developments and projects on the European educational agenda.
We are partner of the XarxaFP network, which aims at promoting work experience abroad and working together in European projects.
The international office works for all the schools and colleges of  ROC West-Brabant. It takes part in international projects and supports incoming and outgoing international students.

ROC West-Brabant

ROC West-Brabant excels in good and attractive pre-vocational education and vocational education and training (VET) in the region of West-Brabant in the south of the Netherlands. Our ROC has 28.000 students and provides education at more than 50 locations.

Our Vet colleges:

Cingel College Florijn College
Kellebeek College Markiezaat College
Prinsentuin College Radius College
Vitalis college Zoomvliet College

Johan Cruyff College (part of Zoomvliet College)

Our pre-vet schools are also located throughout the region:

De Rotonde Effent
Praktijkschool Breda Prinsentuin Oudenbosch
Prinsentuin van Cooth Prinsentuin Andel
Scala Breda Steenspil

The colleges enable their students to move on fluently between pre-vocational, vocational and higher vocational education and training. Our students are well equipped for the path to their future job. Entrepreneurship is an important aspect in our education and our business.

Pre-vocational education (VMBO)

ROC West-Brabant  consists of nine pre-vocational institutes at the moment, which is unique in the region. The advantages of having pre-vocational schools are:
- Students may want to move to another pre-vocational school within ROC West Brabant.
- They can also choose from eight different VET/MBO schools within the same organisation after having finished pre-vocational education.
This will help them  to move on from pre-vocational to vocational education in a more fluent way and consequently make the right choice.

Vocational education and training (VET)

There are eight VET-institutes within ROC West-Brabant. They are all quite different from each other and they have their own names and buildings. Students can choose between Economics, Technology, Health and Social Care, Agriculture & Gardening and Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure. There is always a school that suits the student. Here are some at a glance:

Florijn College in Breda and Zoomvliet College in Roosendaal

Radius College in Breda and Markiezaat College in Bergen op Zoom

Health and Social Care?
Kellebeek College in Roosendaal and Vitalis College in Breda

Agriculture and Gardening
Prinsentuin College in Breda and in Andel (and various other locations)

Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure?
Cingel College in Breda and Zoomvliet College in Bergen op Zoom

How does VET/MBO work in the Netherlands?
Students can choose between several courses within VET on four different levels. They also have a choice between two main routes: one which is school-based (BOL) and one which is company-based (BBL).


  • Level 1: assistant training (1 year)
    Accessible with a degree of basic pre-vocational education
  • Level 2: basic vocational training (2-3 years)
    Accessible with a degree of basic pre-vocational education
  • Level 3: subject-oriented vocational training (2-4 years)
    Accessible with a degree of pre-vocational management education
  • Level 4: middle management training (BOL; 3-4 years)
    specialist training (BBL, 2 years after vocational training)
    Accessible with a degree of pre-vocational management education, theoretical programme.

A student who has obtained training at level 4 can move on to higher vocational education (HVE/HBO).

Educational routes
The School-based route (BOL) means that a student is expected to attend school for most days per week and periodically some days/weeks of practical training at an approved apprenticeship company.
The Company-based route (BBL) means practice is the starting point. You will attend school one day a week and work at least 24 hours per week at an approved apprenticeship company.

Adult Education

Adult education is provided by one of our colleges : Kellebeek College. Some possibilities are:

Kellebeek College Via

  • BasicAdult  Education
  • Dutch as a Second Language (NT2)

Kellebeek College Nova

  • VAVO (Adult General Secondary Education)
  • Entree (Level 1)
  • ISK (International Bridging Class)

Contact ROC West-Brabant

How can we help?

ROC West-Brabant
Trivium 74
4873 LP Etten-Leur
PO Box 699
4870 AR Etten-Leur
Tel. 076 504 80 00
Fax. 076 504 80 10
Email: infopunt@rocwb.nl

ROC West-Brabant
International Office
Trivium 74
4873 LP Etten-Leur
PO Box 699
4870 AR Etten-Leur
Tel. 076 504 80 00
Fax. 076 504 80 10
Email: internat@rocwb.nl

Passion for Education II

The mission of ROC West-Brabant
ROC West-Brabant encourages and facilitates personal growth and skills of students and staff. We cultivate and develop their talents and productivity so that they keep contributing to the further development of themselves, their organizations and society in a sustainable way. ROC West-Brabant plays an active and driving role in the social-economic development of the region.

Our core values are 'Focus on People': everyone matters, everyone is (very) good at something somehow. ‘No talent gets lost’: everybody is entitled to call on us and develop all (multiple) talents. At ROC West-Brabant it is important to think primarily of the interest of people (students and staff) and secondly of the relevance of  the organization as such.

  1. Entrepreneurship means that 'ownership' is of high priority. In other words: not merely steering the process, but also taking one's own space for self-control within agreed and established frameworks. Assigning ownership means trusting, accommodating and stimulating students and staff and consequently: letting go. But entrepreneurship also requires a subtle balance between the courage to develop and simultaneously manage:

    • It is about accepting responsibility but at the same time rejecting permissiveness;
    • It is innovating yet always on the basis of efficiency and effectiveness
    • No matter how unlimited possibilities may seem: it requires continuous choice making and focusing!
  2. Sustainability in the ecological sense of the word means "ecological intelligence", but also in terms of sustainable partnerships and consistent policy. ROC West-Brabant does not stand for ‘the short run and the quick win’.