Published: 6 November 2013

Students in preparatory education for a skills examination number 88,400 in 2012

According to Statistics Finland, 88,400 students participated in preparatory education for a skills examination during calendar year 2012. The number of students was 0.3 per cent lower than in the year before. Fifty-one per cent of the students attended training for an initial vocational qualification, 41 per cent for further vocational qualification and 8 per cent for a specialist vocational qualification. Fifty-five per cent of the students were women. New students numbered 43,100. Of the students, 21,200 completed an entire qualification. Of the completed qualifications, 48 per cent were initial vocational qualifications, 45 per cent further vocational qualifications and 7 per cent specialist vocational qualifications. Sixty per cent of the qualifiers were women. These data have been collected from educational institutions. Apprenticeship training is not included in these data.

New students in preparatory education for a skills examination, students and completers of a qualification by field of education 2012 1)

Field of education New students total Students total Completers of a qualification total
Total 43 110 88 363 21 232
Humanities and Education 612 1 573 410
Culture 1 271 3 039 677
Economics and Administration 6 608 13 783 3 612
Natural sciences 632 1 600 225
Technology and Transport 16 688 30 200 6 136
Natural resources and the Environment 2 991 6 927 1 538
Welfare, Health and Sport 10 165 23 083 6 378
Tourism, Catering and Home economics 4 143 8 158 2 256
1) Excluding apprenticeship training.


Source: Education. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Reija Vento 09 1734 3279, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Riitta Harala

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Updated 6.11.2013

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Vocational education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1986. Completers of curriculum-based vocational qualifications in the calendar year 2012. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.4.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/aop/2012/03/aop_2012_03_2013-11-06_tie_003_en.html