Name of qualification Name of qualification: Spričevalo o končanem 7. oz. 8. razredu OŠAdd to comparison
Translated title (no legal status) Translated title: Certificate of completing grade 7 or 8 of basic school
Type of qualification Type of qualification: Incomplete basic education
Category of qualification Category of qualification: Educational Qualification
Type of education Type of education: Basic education
Duration Duration of education:
9 years and successful completion of 7 or 8 years of nine-year basic school (or at least 6 years of eight-year basic school).
Admission requirements Entry conditions:

The child's sixth birthday must fall in the calendar year in which the child is enrolled at school. Deferment by one year is possible in special cases.

Qualification level

SQF Level: SQF 1
EQF Level: EQF 1

Learning outcomes:

Knowledge: 1–2

Skills: 1–2

Competences: 1–2

The level of learning outcomes depends on the individual student but in order to obtain the document it may not be lower than level 1.

Assesment and completion:

System of assessment:

In the first triad (years 1–3) of elementary school, students' knowledge is assessed using descriptive assessments. In the second triad (years 4–6) and third triad (years 7–9) of elementary school, students' knowledge is assessed using numerical grades.

National assessment:

At the end of the second and third triads, students' knowledge is tested by means of national assessment, which is designed to verify the standards of knowledge set out in the curriculum. The results of national assessment serve as additional information on students' knowledge.

At the end of the second triad, national assessment is voluntary for students; testing covers the mother tongue (Slovene, Hungarian, Italian), mathematics and a foreign language. At the end of the third triad assessment is compulsory for all students; testing covers the mother tongue (Slovene, Hungarian, Italian), mathematics and a third subject.


Students in the first and second triads do not repeat years. Third-triad students progress to the next year if they achieve a positive assessment in all subjects at the end of the academic year.


Successful completion of at least year 7 of nine-year elementary school (or at least year 6 of eight-year elementary school) enables the students to enrol in lower vocational education (SQF, level 3).

Conditions for obtaining a public document:

Elementary schools issue certificates to students at the end of each year. The certificate is a public document.

Elementary schools issue school leaving certificates to students who complete elementary education. The elementary school leaving certificate contains the student's year 9 grades and the student's results from national assessment at the end of the third triad.

Awarding body:
  • Elementary school.
  • Education centres for children with special needs.
  • Adult education centre.

Home education possible.