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Published: 6 November 2012

Students in preparatory education for a skills examination number 88,600 in 2011

According to Statistics Finland, 88,600 students participated in preparatory education for a skills examination during calendar year 2011. The number of students was 3 per cent up on the previous year. Forty-nine per cent of the students attended training for an initial vocational qualification, 43 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 43,400. Of the students, 22,000 completed an entire qualification. Of the completed qualifications, 46 per cent were initial vocational qualifications, 47 per cent further vocational qualifications and 7 per cent specialist vocational qualifications. Fifty-eight 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 2011 1)

Field of education New students total Students total Completers of a qualification total
Total 43 403 88 596 22 038
Humanities and Education 664 1 523 418
Culture 1 294 3 104 729
Economics and Administration 6 668 13 967 3 815
Natural sciences 641 1 759 267
Technology and Transport 17 801 31 602 7 094
Natural resources and the Environment 2 832 6 649 1 297
Welfare, Health and Sport 9 282 21 875 6 180
Tourism, Catering and Home economics 4 221 8 117 2 238
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 6.11.2012

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Vocational education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1986. Completers of curriculum-based vocational qualifications in the calendar year 2011. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 12.8.2022].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/aop/2011/03/aop_2011_03_2012-11-06_tie_003_en.html