Folk high-school

If you participate in the job and development guarantee program or in the establishment program, you can participate in a vocational education program in a profession where there is a shortage of staff.

A vocational education increases your chances of getting a job. Vocational training programs are governed by the professions where there is a shortage of staff. The programs are developed in collaboration between the Folk High School and the Swedish Public Employment Service. The education does not guarantee you a job, but it greatly improves your chances

The structure of the courses varies, but a commonality is that the courses contain a great deal of practice. Folk high-schools work with small, cohesive study groups and with a multidisciplinary approach

The training is full-time and is usually about a year long. However, the duration of the training can vary between about 6 to 24 months

There are several things that affect your chances of getting a vocational education at a folk high-school. The Swedish Public Employment Service considers your previous education and experience, your opportunities to get a job and what the needs of the labor market look like
bland annat dina tidigare utbildningar och erfarenheter , dina möjligheter att få jobb samt hur behoven på arbetsmarknaden ser ut.

You need to be registered as a job seeker at the Swedish Public Employment Service. You also need to fulfill one of the following:

  • You participate in the job and development guarantee program
  • You participate in the establishment program

This is how it works

  • It is the Swedish Public Employment Service that together with you determines whether a vocational education at a folk high-school is suitable for you
  • The Swedish Public Employment Service examines which education and which folk high- school is relevant for you and which suits you
  • The application process varies. A written application as well as an interview is common

The training programs are provided by various educational companies around the country on behalf of the Swedish Public Employment Service. If you find any educational program that you think might be right for you, you can mention it as a suggestion when you meet with them.

Financial support

You can receive financial support while you participate in the job and development guarantee program or in the establishment program. You can get compensation in
form of activity support, development allowance or establishment allowance. While you attend a vocational education at folk high-school
you keep the compensation you have within the framework of your program.

Insurance

You are covered by personal injury and group life insurance when you participate in labor market education at a folk high-school

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