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Adult Education Centre of the Tampere region

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Tampereen seudun työväenopisto is owned by the City of Tampere, and it has continued providing community college education since 1899. The aim of the college is to provide diverse and local educational services, promoting lifelong learning and self-development for the residents of the cities of Tampere and Ylöjärvi. However, the college is open to everyone interested, regardless of age and place o ...

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The courses offered and instructions for registering can be found on the centres’ websites.

The list of courses can also be found online. Registering for courses is preferably done online. However, it is also possible to register by phoning the college office. Residents of Tampere and Ylöjärvi, over the age of 67 can apply for and receive a 30% discount on one course, per term. An unemployed person from Tampere or Ylöjärvi receiving Kela benefits (TE services codes 02 and 07) may apply for a study voucher to cover the fees for one course per semester. Applications should preferably be submitted online.

To whom and on what terms

Adult education centres are open for everyone.

Any possible age restrictions and basic study requirements are stated within the course descriptions.

Background information

Adult education centres offer possibilities for independent learning and improvement of civic skills. Rather than a qualification, studies at an adult education centre aim for the student’s versatile development, lifelong learning, well-being and active citizenship.

Some adult education centres also organise basic education in the arts in accordance with the national core curriculum. Adult education centres also offer open university courses. Adult education centres are maintained by municipalities, joint municipal authorities, NGOs, foundations or communities by authorisation of the Ministry of Education and Culture. The maintainers make their decisions on the content of the instruction independently. The instruction often focuses on manual skills and pastimes, languages and arts. The instruction is typically provided for groups in the evenings or weekends. The instruction can be organised as contact or distance teaching.

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City of Tampere

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City of Tampere
Text edited by: City of Tampere
Updated: 22/2/2023