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Data on students and qualifications attained in vocational education in educational institutions during the calendar year

Description of the data collection

The data collection concerns students and qualifications attained in vocational education in educational institutions leading to a qualification during the calendar year. The data are collected for each student in curriculum-based basic vocational education and in preparatory education for a skills examination (initial vocational qualifications, further vocational qualifications, and specialist vocational qualifications).

From whom are data collected?

The data are collected through organisers of vocational education. The data collection is specific for each educational institution. The obligation to provide data is based on the Statistics Act 280/2004 (amend. 361/2013).
The collection of data takes place as a file transfer. The application is open between 10 January and 10 February. The application can be used only by data providers who have received a user ID from Statistics Finland.

Data processing

The Statistics Act obliges Statistics Finland to treat the provided data as confidential.

What are the data used for?

Data on students and qualifications in vocational education in educational institutions together with data on apprenticeship training form the statistics on vocational education. The data are used by representatives of the educational administration in the planning and evaluation of education, as well as by organisers of education, and associations, researchers and students in the field.

The data from the data collection are used in the following statistics:
• Vocational education

How often are data collected?

Annually