General information about the data collection

Description of the data collection

The targets of the data collection are participants and/or completers of a qualification in apprenticeship training in the calendar year. The data are only collected on qualification-oriented education (initial, further and specialist vocational qualifications).

From whom are data collected?

The data providers are all apprenticeship training providers whose students have participated and/or completed a qualification in apprenticeship training.

Data processing

The obligation to provide data is based on the Statistics Act (280/2004). The Statistics Act obliges Statistics Finland to treat the provided data as confidential.

What are the data used for?

The collected data are used to produce statistics on students in apprenticeship training and those having passed qualifications, which form a part of more extensive statistics on students and qualifications in vocational education. The data are used by representatives of the educational administration in the planning and evaluation of education, as well as by organisers of education, and association, researchers and students in the field. Because the collected data are individual-based, they can also be combined with Statistics Finland’s other data files to examine applications and acceptance to education, student flows, overlapping studies, employment among students and transition from school to work.

How often are data collected?