The Finnish education system
The education system in Finland holds high quality. Differences in study results between schools are small and nearly everyone completes primary school in the given time. Pre-school and primary education and second stage education are free of charge and even after that, education is mostly free of charge. The goal is that everyone, regardless of family income, has the opportunity to get a high quality education and grow into an active citizen.
Early Childhood Education in Närpes
Early childhood education, or daycare, is intended for children under school age. Närpes provides daycare in daycare centers, group family kindergartens and in family day carers own homes. Care in daycare centers is educationally oriented and divided into departments according to age group allowing children’s level of development to be taken into account. In family day care in the carer’s home the children are cared for in the carer’s home in age-mixed groups. Family day care is a home-like form of care. Early childhood education is upbringing, teaching and caring that is pedagogically planned and has carefully thought out goals. Qualified teachers and educated carers work within early childhood education. In Finland, a child is entitled to early childhood education from the beginning of the month when the child reaches the age of nine months. On average, children start daycare at an the of 1.5-2 years.
Primary education in Närpes
In Finland, all children undergo primary education from grades 1-9. Education is free of charge in Finland and all children have the right to attend school. In addition to teaching, textbooks and other teaching materials, work tools and materials are free of charge. Primary education starts from the year the child reaches the age of 7 and is preceded by a preschool year. The basic education supports the growth of pupils as people and community members and teaches necessary knowledge and skills.
Secondary education in Närpes
The mission of secondary education is to strengthen a broad general education. During high school years, the student deepens knowledge and commitment that are essential in relation to man, different cultures, the environment and society. Secondary education has the mission of teaching and fostering. During high school years, the student shapes his identity, human view, worldview and worldview and finds his place in the world. At the same time, the student develops his understanding of history and gets ready to face the future. Secondary education shall deepen the student’s interest in the world of science and art and develop his life skills and skills for work. Secondary education is based on the basic education curriculum. It provides general and versatile conditions for further study at universities, polytechnics and for such vocational training based on the secondary school curriculum. The skills and skills gained in high school are demonstrated by high school graduation, student diploma, high school diploma and other achievements.
Vocational education and training
After primary school, the young person can choose vocational training. A vocational education provides eligibility for further study at the college level. In vocational education there are many different areas of education with specialization for more than a hundred different professions. A vocational undergraduate degree provides the opportunity to study further at a polytechnic or college. It is possible in some cases to combine secondary and vocational education. Vocational education is more practical than secondary education. A vocational undergraduate degree can be completed in about three years. In addition, during the working career, one can complete a professional degree or specialist profession degree. The essential thing in vocational education is in-work learning.
After completing secondary studies, you can proceed to studies at a university or vocational university. In finland there are two types of higher education facilities: universities and universities of applied sciences (UAS). English-taught degree programs are offered at bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. In total, six campuses operate in Ostrobothnia. Vaasa University focuses on economics and business administration and technology. The Åbo Akademi Unit in Vaasa conducts education in social and educational sciences. The Swedish School of Economics, abbreviated Hanken, offers a wide range of courses in economics and business administration. The University of Helsinki provides bilingual studies in law in Vaasa. Other higher education providers in the area include Vaasa University of Applied Sciences (VAMK) and Novia University of Applied Sciences. All universities in the region have strong international profiles and they also offer both bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in English. The institutions provide diverse vocational training for young people and adults, as well as for the demands of local work places and companies. Internationalization levels are high and institutions serve the region in several languages. Studies at a polytechnic university can be free of charge or subject to a charge for the student. Tuition fees are subject to a charge to persons who are not nationals of an EU/EEA country or family member of a national of an EU/EEA country, completing a lower or higher education degree in English.