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Published: 3 November 2011

Students in preparatory education for a skills examination number 86,400 in 2010

According to Statistics Finland, 86,400 students participated in preparatory education for a skills examination during calendar year 2010. The number of students was 2 per cent up on the previous year. Forty-eight per cent of the students attended training for an initial vocational qualification, 44 per cent for further vocational qualification and 8 per cent for a specialist vocational qualification. Fifty-four per cent of the students were women. New students numbered 43,700. Of the students, 18,900 completed an entire qualification. Of the completed qualifications, 43 per cent were initial vocationa qualifications, 49 per cent further vocational qualifications and 8 per cent specialist vocational qualifications. Sixty per cent of the qualifiers were women. These data have been collected from educational institutions. Apprenticeship training is not included in these data.

New students in preparatory education for a skills examination, students and completers of qualifications by field of education 2010 1)

Field of education New students total Students total Completers of qualifications total
Total 43 655 86 391 18 949
Humanities and Education 606 1 522 387
Culture 1 451 2 879 395
Economics and Administration 6 678 13 845 3 448
Natural sciences 697 1 824 247
Technology and Transport 17 297 30 312 5 827
Natural resources and the Environment 2 997 6 585 1 208
Welfare, Health and Sport 9 439 20 720 5 061
Tourism, Catering and Home economics 4 490 8 704 2 376
1) Excluding apprenticeship training.

Source: Education. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Reija Vento (09) 1734 3279, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Updated 3.11.2010

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Vocational education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1986. Completers of curriculum-based vocational qualifications in the calendar year 2010. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 13.8.2022].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/aop/2010/03/aop_2010_03_2011-11-03_tie_003_en.html