The participants study for vocational qualifications or parts of qualifications. It is also possible to take a competence -based qualification, which is a flexible scheme geared for adults. Adults planning to pursue further studies often have a great deal of accrued knowledge from their work careers. This is why they do not need to start from scratch but can build their formal training on their prior knowledge and skills. In Noste training there are no course fees. The mature student only pays for the examination fee, which is € 50.50. There are no costs for the employer. The Noste programme also offers extra support for those who need it. It may be years or decades since the participant last studied, the barrier may be high. Students can improve their learning skills by studying e.g. languages, information technology or mathematics. Help is also available for reading and writing difficulties. For the purposes of the Noste programme, education providers have joined forces in different parts of Finland. The programme is implemented in close cooperation with the social partners.
Level of Education: Initial vocational education and training, Continuing vocational education and training