Education and research

Vocational education

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF)
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.


Statistics Finland


According to Statistics Finland's education statistics, a total of 320,100 students attended education leading to a vocational qualification in 2019. Fifty-one per cent of them were women. Of the students, 241,100 studied in initial vocational education, 53,900 in further vocational education and 2…

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