Before the start of your study program, you will receive a message by email about an Education Agreement (Onderwijsovereenkomst, OO) or Professional Practice Agreement (Beroepspraktijkvormingsovereenkomst, BPVO). This is a legal document that states what your and our obligations are. The OO must be signed by you and the BPVO by you and the work placement company. The school principal has already signed.
According to the law, both the OO and the BPVO are only valid when we have a signed copy in our possession. If the OO or BPVO is not valid, you cannot obtain a diploma – it is therefore very important that this is properly arranged!
The OO and the BPVO can be digitally signed. This is done via the internet, you do not need to print anything. You need a DigiD to digitally sign the document. You can read more about it here.
The BPVO will be simultaneously sent to you and the work placement company for a digital signature. If the work placement company refuses to sign the BPVO, you will be informed about this in your school e-mail. We will investigate why there has been a refusal. You will then receive a new message.
This is how you digitally sign the agreement
1. Make sure you have your DigiD data at hand.
2. Click on the link that you receive via email.
3. Read the document carefully.
4. If there are incorrect data in it, click on 'disagree'. You will then enter a new screen and fill in the 'reason for refusal' box.
5. If the data is correct, click on 'next' and follow the instructions on your screen.
After all parties have signed the OO or BPVO, you will receive a signed copy in your school email.