Official Statistics of Finland

Vocational education

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Number of new students in vocational training 126,900
27 Sep 2018
According to Statistics Finland's education statistics, a total of 126,900 new students attended education leading to a vocational qualification in 2017. Fifty-two per cent of them were women. Of the new students, 46,200 studied in curriculum-based education aimed at young people leading to an initial vocational qualification, 41,800 in preparatory initial vocational education for a skills examination, and 38,900 in further vocational education (further and specialist vocational qualifications). There were one per cent more new students than in the previous year.

Next release:
27 Sep 2019

Description: Statistics Finland produces statistics on vocational education annually. The preliminary statistics for the ongoing autumn that are specific for each educational institution, describe the total number of students at educational institutions offering vocational education on 20 September. The final statistics on vocational education contain data on new students, students and completers of qualifications for the calendar year. In accordance with the Statistics Act, the personal data from which these statistics are compiled are confidential. As a rule, the statistics produced from them are public.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Vocational education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1986. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 20.8.2019].
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