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Further vocational education

Further vocational education refers to education leading to a further of specialist vocational qualification. Further and specialist vocational qualifications are obtained with skills examinations, that is, vocational skills are assessed in separate examination situations. Skills examinations for further and specialist vocational qualifications can be taken irrespective of the way of acquisition of vocational skills. Vocational skills can be acquired through education, working life or hobbies.

Statistics using the definition

Validity of the definition

  • 1 January 1995 - 31 December 2020

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus