Appendix table 2. Students and qualifications in vocational education by type of education and method 2020

  Students Of whom women Qualifications Of whom women
    %     %
Types of vocational education total 1) 313 701 161 130 51,4 65 073 35 702 54,9
Initial vocational education Total 238 060 116 999 49,1 42 609 22 099 51,9
Vocational education reform 209 589 105 741 50,5 23 677 14 812 62,6
Vocational upper secondary education and training 26 121 9 858 37,7 17 995 6 747 37,5
Competence-based qualification 2 350 1 400 59,6 937 540 57,6
Further vocational education Total 51 746 29 855 57,7 15 496 9 489 61,2
Vocational education reform 50 290 29 070 57,8 14 963 9 183 61,4
Competence-based qualification 1 456 785 53,9 533 306 57,4
Specialist vocational education Total 23 895 14 276 59,7 6 968 4 114 59,0
Vocational education reform 22 854 13 789 60,3 6 430 3 849 59,9
Competence-based qualification 1 041 487 46,8 538 265 49,3
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

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Updated 10.6.2021

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