The integration course prepares you for the exam of integration. This exam is at language level A2. When you control this level, you can cope in your everyday life.
Do you live in the Netherlands and came from outside Europe? Then you are obligated to do the civic or state exam.
Even if the integration exam is not mandatory for you, it is be clever to get this diploma. For example, you improve your knowledge of the Dutch language, you can apply for the Dutch nationality, which gives you a better chance at a job.
Both the integration course and the integration examination consists of the following components:
- Knowledge of the Dutch society
- Guidance on the Dutch Labour (only if you are obliged to integrate from 2015 and later)
Before your will do the exam, your teacher will give you practice tests. If this looks good, the teacher will say that you are ready for the examination.
It is also possible to go directly to the State program I or II.
When you achieve one of these diplomas, you also measure up to the civic integration.