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Vocational education and training

Vocational education and training is mainly provided in vocational institutions. Vocational qualifications include vocational upper secondary qualifications, further vocational qualifications, and specialist vocational qualifications. In addition, educational institutions provide preparatory education for vocational training, work and independent living, and other vocational training (deepening or supplementing competence or preparing for specific professions).

A new preparatory education for programmes leading to an upper secondary qualification (TUVA) will be introduced in August 2022. It will combine voluntary additional basic education, preparatory education for general upper secondary education and preparatory education and training for vocational education and training.

Statistics on vocational education and training contain information on applicants for vocational education and training, new students, all students, and qualifications. In addition, information is available e.g., on study progress and suspension of studies, placement after qualification as well as student feedback and funding. Topics are selectable on the left side of the screen.

The statistics are based on data and registers collected by Statistics Finland and the Finnish National Agency for Education. Sources of the data are the Studyinfo service, KOSKI, a National Registry and Data Transfer Service for Study Rights and Completed Studies, and Arvo – Education Management Information Service.

Yearly data collected by Statistics Finland is available from 2000 onwards. This data concerns degree training. The data based on the Studyinfo service is available from 2014 onwards, the data from the KOSKI service and from Arvo – Education Management Information Service are available from 2018 onwards. There are also daily and monthly updating reports available. In the KOSKI service, in addition to degree training, there is data also on preparatory education and training and other vocational education and training.