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Appendix table 1. Students and qualifications in vocational education by type of education and method of education 2019

  Students Of whom women Qualifications Of whom women
    %     %
Vocational education total 1) 320 058 162 640 50,8 71 579 38 909 54,4
Initial vocational education Total 241 110 117 749 48,8 47 777 24 633 51,6
Vocational education reform 161 898 81 421 50,3 7 576 4 569 60,3
Vocational upper secondary education and training 60 626 25 124 41,4 27 900 12 419 44,5
Competence-based qualification 18 586 11 204 60,3 12 301 7 645 62,1
Further vocational education Total 53 889 30 244 56,1 16 121 9 793 60,7
Vocational education reform 44 202 24 806 56,1 10 679 6 600 61,8
Competence-based qualification 9 687 5 438 56,1 5 442 3 193 58,7
Specialist vocational education Total 25 059 14 647 58,5 7 681 4 483 58,4
Vocational education reform 18 810 11 449 60,9 4 240 2 628 62,0
Competence-based qualification 6 249 3 198 51,2 3 441 1 855 53,9
1) The criteria for education in accordance with the vocational reform valid starting from 1 August 2018. The transition period for education to the old criteria continues until 31 December 2021.

Source: Education. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Helena Aaltonen 029 551 2697, koulutustilastot@stat.fi

Head of Department in charge: Hannele Orjala


Updated 29.9.2020

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Vocational education [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-1986. 2019, Appendix table 1. Students and qualifications in vocational education by type of education and method of education 2019 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 13.8.2022].
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