Published: 14 December 2011
According to data collected by Statistics Finland from educational institutions, a total of 5.7 million hours of teaching were given in adult education not leading to a qualification, which is 6 per cent more than in the year before. The number of participants (gross number of students) was two per cent less than in the previous year, totalled 2.2 million.
Educational institutions adult education not leading to a qualification by type of education in 2010
|Type of education||Participants (gross)||Women %||Teaching hours|
|Further vocational education, not apprenticeship training||112 809||42||512 003|
|Further vocational education, apprenticeship training||4 790||68||39 774|
|Employment training for adults||66 789||44||1 298 045|
|Courses ordered by the employer||224 574||46||386 603|
|Education organised as liberal adult education||1 648 969||72||2 886 030|
|Open polytechnic teaching||15 800||67||262 435|
|Open university teaching 1)||44 660||77||72 182|
|Other education||93 528||54||283 909|
|Total||2 211 919||67||5 740 981|
The highest number of participants attended education organised as liberal adult education, where the gross number of students was 1.6 million and their net number was one million. The number of teaching hours was also highest in liberal adult education, at 2.9 million hours. The highest share (28 per cent) of all the teaching hours given in adult education not leading to a qualification was given in the field of culture, especially in crafts and design.
In 2011, students in basic level education outside comprehensive school in upper secondary general schools, folk high schools and vocational institutes numbered 2,400, of whom 1,400 were studying the full comprehensive school curriculum and 900 attended additional education (10th grade).
Source: Education. Statistics Finland
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