across statistics-producing authorities within the education sector in Denmark. At the same time it ensures a clear connection to the international classification system International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED).
All educations in DISCED-15 have a four-digit code, e.g. 4280: Electrician, which is aggregated in four different ways. The classification system thus organises education and training programs in the following four dimensions:
Classification of educational programs which follow the structure of the Danish education system, as regulated by law for higher education and for the admission to vocational education.
Types of education
Classification of education programs by type, which makes it possible to differentiate the educations in the Danish education system by type of education, regardless of the level of the educations, fields of education or main area.
Levels of education
Classification of education programs in the Danish education system by levels, which are consistent with the international education classification ISCED-P (levels of education).
Fields of education
Classification of educational programs by fields, regardless of the levels of the educations. The basic principle in the construction of the fields of education follows the idea of which employment function or industry the education is oriented towards with a view to later employment. Classification by fields of education ensures complete comparability between the Danish education classification and the international education classification ISCED-F (fields of education and training).
|Name||Valid from||Valid to|
|Classification of education (DISCED-15), completed educations, v1:2021||February 1, 2021||Still valid|
|Classification of education (DISCED-15), completed educations, v1:2020||February 1, 2020||January 31, 2021|
|Classification of education (DISCED-15), completed educations, v1:2019||February 1, 2019||January 31, 2020|
|Classification on education (DISCED-15), completed educations, v1:2018||February 1, 2018||January 31, 2019|
|Classification on education (DISCED-15), completed educations, v1:2017||February 1, 2017||January 31, 2018|