After primary education | Åland living

After primary education

Upper-secondary education (general and vocational)

Most students go on to general or vocational upper-secondary education or vocational training, having finished primary education. The upper-secondary education is provided for by Ålands gymnasium.

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You can also earn a vocational qualification by means of an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships are based on a fixed-term employment relationship between an employer and a student, during which the student receives on-the-job training.

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Other education centres

At Ålands Folkhögskola young persons and adults get an opportunity to undertake studies in subjects such as crafts, music, sports and media.

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University of Applied Sciences

Åland University of Applied Sciences offers degree programmes in Swedish in business administration, navigation, hospitality management, engineering (marine, electrical and IT) and health and caring sciences for a total of 600 students. From the autumn of 2016, Åland UAS will also offer a degree programme in electro-technical engineering in English. In addition, Åland Open University offers around 100 academic courses, lectures and seminars annually.

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