ISCED Fields of Education and Training


Broad field Narrow field Detailed field

00 Generic programmes and qualifications

001 Basic programmes and qualifications
002 Literacy and numeracy
003 Personal skills and development
0011 Basic programmes and qualifications
0021 Literacy and numeracy
0031 Personal skills and development
01 Education 011 Education 0111 Education science
0112 Training for pre-school teachers
0113 Teacher training without subject specialization
0114 Teacher training with subject specialization
02 Arts and humanities

021 Arts

0211 Audio-visual techniques and media production
0212 Fashion, interior and industrial design
0213 Fine arts
0214 Handicrafts
0215 Music and performing arts
022 Humanities (except languages) 0221 Religion and theology
0222 History and archaeology
0223 Philosophy and ethics
023 Languages 0231 Language acquisition
0232 Literature and linguistics
03 Social sciences,
journalism and information
031 Social and behavioural sciences  0311 Economics
0312 Political sciences and civics
0313 Psychology
0314 Sociology and cultural studies
032 Journalism and information  0321 Journalism and reporting
0322 Library, information and archival studies
04 Business,
administration and
041 Business and administration  0411 Accounting and taxation
0412 Finance, banking and insurance
0413 Management and administration
0414 Marketing and advertising
0415 Secretarial and office work
0416 Wholesale and retail sales
0417 Work skills
042 Law 0421 Law
05 Natural sciences,
mathematics and
051 Biological and related sciences 0511 Biology
0512 Biochemistry
052 Environment 0521 Environmental sciences
0522 Natural environments and wildlife
053 Physical sciences 0531 Chemistry
0532 Earth sciences
0533 Physics
054 Mathematics and statistics 0541 Mathematics
0542 Statistics
06 Information and
Technologies (ICTs)
061 Information and Communication
Technologies (ICTs)
0611 Computer use
0612 Database and network design and administration
0613 Software and applications development
and analysis
07 Engineering,
manufacturing and
071 Engineering and engineering trades 0711 Chemical engineering and processes
0712 Environmental protection technology
0713 Electricity and energy
0714 Electronics and automation
0715 Mechanics and metal trades
0716 Motor vehicles, ships and aircraft
072 Manufacturing and processing 0721 Food processing
0722 Materials (glass, paper, plastic and
0723 Textiles (clothes, footwear and leather)
0724 Mining and extraction
073 Architecture and construction 0731 Architecture and town planning
0732 Building and civil engineering
08 Agriculture, forestry,
fisheries and veterinary
081 Agriculture 0811 Crop and livestock production
0812 Horticulture
082 Forestry 0821 Forestry
083 Fisheries 0831 Fisheries
084 Veterinary 0841 Veterinary
09 Health and welfare 091 Health 0911 Dental studies
0912 Medicine
0913 Nursing and midwifery
0914 Medical diagnostic and treatment technology
0915 Therapy and rehabilitation
0916 Pharmacy
0917 Traditional and complementary medicine and therapy
092 Welfare 0921 Care of the elderly and of disabled adults
0922 Child care and youth services
0923 Social work and counselling
10 Services 101 Personal services 1011 Domestic services
1012 Hair and beauty services
1013 Hotel, restaurants and catering
1014 Sports
1015 Travel, tourism and leisure
102 Hygiene and occupational health services 1021 Community sanitation
1022 Occupational health and safety
103 Security services 1031 Military and defence
1032 Protection of persons and property
104 Transport services 1041 Transport services





In addition to the detailed fields in the table above; “0”, “8” and “9” may be used (see also the guidelines in Sections 7 and 8): “8” is used at the narrow and detailed field level when classifying inter-disciplinary or broad programmes and qualifications to the broad field in which the greater part of the intended learning time is spent (e.g. 0288 “Interdisciplinary programmes and qualifications involving arts and humanities”).

“0” is used when no further information is available about the field than the field description at the next higher level of the classification hierarchy (i.e. at the broad field or at the narrow field level).

“9” is used at the detailed field level when classifying programmes and qualifications which do not fit within any of the listed detailed fields.

“9999”, “999”’ or “99” can be used in data collections, especially in surveys if the field is not known.


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