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Published: 12 December 2007

Educational institutions' adult education not leading to a qualification had 2.3 million participants in 2006

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 2 per cent more than in the year before. The number of participants (gross number of students) totalled 2.3 million, which is one per cent down from the year before.

Educational institutions' adult education not leading to a qualification by type of education in 2006

Type of education Participants
Women % Teaching hours
Further vocational education, not apprenticeship training 98 130 38 396 053
Furthr vocational education, apprenticeship training 1 961 56 20 056
Employment training for adults 51 868 49 1 016 866
Courses ordered by the employer 301 619 42 860 027
Education organised as liberal adult education 1 689 194 71 2 848 083
Open polytechnic teaching 16 028 66 152 855
Open university teaching 1) 49 783 81 88 072
Other education 102 829 51 308 137
Total 2 311 412 65 5 690 149
1) Excl. data on open university teaching implemented by the universities themselves.

The highest number of participants attended education organised as liberal adult education, where the gross number of students was 1.7 million and their net number was one million. The number of teaching hours was also highest in liberal adult education, at 2.8 million hours. The highest share (27 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.

Source: Education Statistics. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Ms Riitta Auvinen +358 9 1734 3569,

Director in charge: Mr Jari Tarkoma


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Last updated 12.12.2007

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Adult education of educational institutions [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-4551. 2006. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 8.12.2023].
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