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Non-formal education

Non-formal education refers to participation in course-form, other than education and training leading to a qualification according to the regular education system. Examples of course training are in-service training arranged and sponsored by the employer, hobby and languages courses at adult education centres, vocational further education courses, driving school, dance school, etc.

Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus