Guide to Finnish Education – Learning, teaching, support, guidance and leadership in the Finnish education system

Why is the Finnish education so good? Learn about the early childhood education, the basic education, and the upper secondary education in Finland. Get to know also how educational support and guidance services are managed in Finland. Understand the nature of Finnish educational leadership and education policy's status and function in Finnish society.

Deepen your knowledge of Finnish education with our online course Guide to Finnish Education (5 ECTS)!

In this course you will get a good insight to Finland's education system from the very beginning, from the Early Childhood Education, to the Upper Secondary Education. You will also understand what kind of guidance and support pupils and students get and how the educational leadership works in Finland.

Guide to Finnish Education is open to anyone interested in education and teaching. No prior study or work experience required.

  • Academic credits: 5 ECTS
  • EQF level: level 6
  • Study fee: € 75

The course is organized by the Open University of University of Jyväskylä, Finland. For further information, please contact our study services at HelpJYU online customer service.


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How you will benefit from this course

  • You will gain an overview of the Finnish school path, its levels and dimensions beginning from early childhood education.
  • You will be familiar with the characteristics of Finnish teacherhood, support, guidance and counselling, and the significance of educational leadership in educational systems.
  • You will understand the nature of Finnish education and know the operational principles and structures of Finnish school.