General Information

General Information

Training at Companies, Studios or Other Organizations (FCT)

This type of training consists of unpaid internships by students in secondary education at different companies, studios, workshops or organizations located near the School’s premises that have signed a collaboration agreement with ESDA Llotja.
These internships form part of the curriculum of the study program.

What does work experience offer students?

A knowledge of work and company environments.
The opportunity of coming into contact with the most advanced technology.
The opportunity to round off their professional training and become better prepared to start work.
Training tailored to specific jobs.
Immersion in the business environment.
Experience in the world of employment as a step towards a first paid job.
A start of accredited employment records via an Internship Book.
The “Practical Training” credit necessary for Vocational Training students.

What does it offer companies?

Attracting specialized personnel for possible future employment.
Collaborating in training young apprentices.
Providing young people with their first job.
Relations with academic centers.

Work experience does not involve paid services or employment relations.

What is a collaboration agreement for training at companies, studios or other organizations?
It is an agreement done using an official agreement form, made between the School and a company to allow students in post-compulsory level secondary education to carry out unpaid internships that will complement their theoretical training.


The Generalitat of Catalonia’s Order ENS/193/2002, of June 5, regulating practical training at companies or similar and collaboration agreements with companies and organizations (DOGC Number 3657, June 14, 2002).

How are agreements established?

Once the conditions between the school and the organization in question are established, the official agreement form provided by the School must be filled out and signed. The agreement must then be authorized by the School-Corporate Relations Office of the Catalan Government’s General Directorate for Vocational Training. Each of the signing parties is given a copy of the authorized agreement.

Duration of internships
The duration of internships shall be established in the curriculum of each educational program and will oscillate between some 35 to 300 hours organized in 4-hour daily stints and 20 hours per week if students have to combine internships and study time, or 7 hours per day and up to 35 per week if internships are done intensively.
Extensions are possible, as per Article 4.2 of Order ENS/193/2002 indicated under "Legislation" above.

Students eligible for an internship

Any students enrolled and attending courses in Intermediate and Advanced Vocational Training in Fine Arts and Design programs and Advanced Design Studies programs.
Schools and organizations that can establish internship agreements
Any secondary education centers and art schools in Catalonia, whether public or private.
Any companies, professionals or organizations affiliated to a chamber of commerce or some business association and having signed a framework collaboration agreement with the Catalan Department of Education.

Control and monitoring of practical training at companies and institutions

By the School

The work experience or practical training coordinator.
Internship tutors.

By the Company

An individual assigned as company tutor, who will, in collaboration with the school’s work experience coordinator or internship tutor, monitor the student’s training to ensure it complies with the established work experience Activities Plan.

By the Administration

The Catalan Government’s School-Corporate Relations Office, which is in charge of authorizing agreement and providing the support necessary for monitoring internships.

Internship Book

The Internship Book is a booklet the given to the student by the school. Interns must carry it with them when carrying out the internship. It contains data on the school, the company and the student, the certifications of enrolment, schedule, duration and attendance, the Activities Plan (plan of activities or jobs the student should e training in), fortnightly communiqués and evaluation of the internship carried out by the student at the company. This book remains the property of students once their internship is over and serves as a record of their first job experience.

Legislation in effect
Application for a compulsory internship at a company or institution